Busta Rhymes, born Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr. on May 20, 1972, is an American Hip-Hop artist, producer, and actor from Brooklyn, New York. Busta is best known for his fast and complex rap style as well as his wild fashion sense. Busta has three children with his ex-girlfriend Joanne Wood: Trillian, T‰ÛªZiah, and T‰ÛªKhi. He also has a daughter named Mariah from a different relationship. Busta Rhyme‰Ûªs first musical break came as a member of the Hip-Hop group: Leaders of the New School in 1989. In that same year, the group began recording their debut album ‰ÛÏA Future Without a Past.‰Û
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To date, Busta Rhymes has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S. He released his first solo album ‰ÛÏThe Coming‰Û in 1995 which went platinum. It featured the hits ‰ÛÏWoo Hah!! Got You All in Check,‰Û ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs a Party,‰Û and ‰ÛÏDo My Thing.‰Û By that same year, Busta had already collaborated with top artists like The Notorious B.I.G., Big Daddy Kane, Mary J. Blige, TLC, LL Cool J, Puff Daddy, A Tribe Called Quest, and KRS-One. In 1993, Busta landed a few cameo roles in movies and television shows like ‰ÛÏStrapped,‰Û ‰ÛÏYo! MTV Raps,‰Û ‰ÛÏWho‰Ûªs the Man?,‰Û ‰ÛÏShaft,‰Û and ‰ÛÏFinding Forrester.‰Û
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In late 2011, Busta Rhymes signed a deal with Cash Money Records and has since released his ninth studio album ‰ÛÏYear of the Dragon.‰Û However, he released the album for free. Busta Rhymes has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards, 14 MTV Music Video Awards, and six BET Hip-Hop Awards. He is considered to be one of the greatest MC‰Ûªs of our time. Busta Rhymes is worth an estimated $30 million.