About Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes is a legend in the game, plain and simple. Active since 1989, the veteran emcee/producer and former Leader Of The New School is arguably one of the greatest lyricists of all time, having been praised for his visual efforts as well.
Throughout the 11-time GRAMMY nomiee's prolific 25-year career, he’s collaborated with the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Chris Brown, J Dilla, DMX, Dr. Dre, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem, M.O.P., Mystikal, Noreaga, Swizz Beatz, Roc Marciano, Rick Ross, French Montana, Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, Future, Trey Songz, Raekwon, T-Pain, Gunplay, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa, KMD, Brand Nubian, Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G., TLC, KRS-One, Missy Elliot, LL Cool J, Big Pun, Redman, E-40, Mos Def, Pharaohe Monch, De La Soul, Slum Village, the Wu-Tang Clan and countless others (to date, he has nine studio albums, four compilations and 25 mixtapes under his belt).
Most recently, he released a collaborative compilation mixtape with Q-Tip (The Abstract And The Dragon) and has been preparing to release the sequel to his classic 1998 album Extinction Level Event, which will also be his official Cash Money Records debut. Stay tuned.
- Busta attended Long Island's Uniondale High School.
- He also attended Brooklyn's George Westinghouse Career & Technical Education High School with Biggie, Jay-Z, and DMX.
- Chuck D nicknamed him Busta Rhymes after NFL wide receiver George Buster Rhymes.
- He was a member of Leaders Of The New School alongside Charlie Brown, Dinco D and Cut Monitor Milo.
- Busta Rhymes has been described as one of the most prolific emcees of all time.
- He has three sons with ex-girlfriend Joanne Wood (T'Ziah, T'Khi and Trillian), as well as a daughter named Mariah with another ex.
- Busta Rhymes has been nominated for 10+ GRAMMY awards.
- Busta opened for Mariah Carey on her Adventures of Mimi Tour.
- He's a frequent actor, having appeared in such films as Shaft, Finding Forrester, Narc, Higher Learning and more.
- Busta Rhymes is a Taurus.
- Year of the Dragon2012
- Back on My B.S.2009
- The Big Bang2006
- E.L.E. - The Final World Front1998
- It Ain't Safe No More...2002
- When Disaster Strikes...1997
- The Coming1996