Busta Rhymes


Busta Rhymes Biography

Busta is best known for being a rapper. This reggae-influenced rapper, born Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., received acclaim for his hit “Woo Hah! “And his fast rhyming became popular. He is a founding member of the Conglomerate record label too. He was born in New York City, NY on May 20, 1972, and opened for Mariah Carey once on her Mimi Tour Adventures. Like Jay-Z, DMX and The Notorious B.I.G.

Busta Rhymes Biography

Bio, Wiki

First NameBusta
Last NameRhymes
Full Name at BirthTrevor George Smith, Jr.
Alternative NameBus-a-Bus, Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr., Trevor George Smith Jr., Busta Rhymes, Trevor George Smith, Trevor Tahiem Smith
Age48 years
Birthday20th May, 1972
BirthplaceEast Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height6' 4¾” (195 cm)
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Zodiac SignTaurus
High SchoolUniondale High School
Occupation TextRapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, actor
Claim to FamePut Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
Music Genre (Text)Hip hop
Music GenreHip Hop, Rap
Year(s) Active1989–present, 1988–present, 1990–present
Music StyleEast Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap, Alternative Rap
Music MoodAggressive, Manic, Brash, Boisterous, Rambunctious, Raucous, Volatile, Confident, Playful, Outrageous, Intense, Energetic, Irreverent, Swaggering, Visceral, Thuggish, Provocative, Confrontational, Fun, Quirky, Rowdy
Record LabelConglomerate (current) Elektra, J, Aftermath, Cash Money, Interscope, Republic (former), Republic/Cash Money (former), Conglomerate (current), Elektra, The Conglomerate, Epic, Violator, Republic, Young Money, Universal Motown
Associated ActsA Tribe Called Quest, Chris Brown, J Dilla, Dr. Dre, Flipmode Squad, Janet Jackson, Leaders of the New School, Lil Wayne, M.O.P., Mystikal, N.O.R.E., Swizz Beatz, Eminem, Ozzy Osbourne, O.T. Genasis, J.Doe, Mary J. Blige, Cher Lloyd, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Jay Z, Diddy, Obie Trice, Luther Vandross, Rick James, Mos Def, Method Man, DJ Kay Slay, Puff Daddy, Q-Tip, Dmx, Q−Tip, Rashad Smith
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)Violator Management & Records
Brand EndorsementTV commercial for Sci-Fi Channel (1999), TV commercial for Mountain Dew (2000), TV commercial for Miller Lite (2002), TV commercial for PSP (PlayStation Portable) (2005), (2014) Appeared in Toyota's Swagger Wagon music video
Official Websitestwitter.com/BustaRhymes, www.facebook.com/bustarhymesworldwide/, www.instagram.com/conglomerateent/?hl=en, http://www.busta-rhymes.co.uk

Busta Rhymes Career

  • Rapper

Busta Rhymes Education

He attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn, where he met future rappers such as The Notorious B.I.G and Jay Z. Later, Rhymes studied at  Samuel J. Tilden High School where he met Special Ed and Chip Fu of Fu-Schnickens. 

Before Fame

He was in high school with Jay-Z, DMX, and The Notorious B.I.G.

Busta Rhymes Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Busta is 48 years old, he is 6′ 1″ (1.85 m). His body measurements are still not confirmed yet. We will update you as soon as possible. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Height & Weight
Height (Approx.)6 feet 4 inches (1.95m)
Weight (Approx.)98 Kg (216 lbs)
Body MeasurementsUnknown
Physical Stats
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Dress SizeUnknown
Shoe SizeUnknown
Busta Rhymes Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Busta Rhymes Achievements

  • He was named one of the most famous rappers in history, nominated for more than 10 Grammy Awards, and starred in the 2000 film, Shaft.

Busta Rhymes Movies, Music Videos

1993Who's the Man?Jawaan
1995Higher LearningDreads
1998The Rugrats MovieReptar Wagon (voice)
2000Finding ForresterTerrell Wallace
2002NarcDarnell 'Big D Love' Beery
2002Halloween: ResurrectionFreddie Harris
2004Full ClipPope
2009Breaking PointAl Bowen
2011The UnforgivenLick Wilson
2016King of the DancehallAllestar 'All Star Toasta'

Busta Rhymes Television, TV Shows

1996New York UndercoverHimself
1997The Steve Harvey ShowZack
1998The Wayans Bros.Himself
1999RugratsReptar Wagon (voice)
2001Space Ghost Coast to CoastHimself
2007–2008The BoondocksFlonominal (voice)
2015Master of NoneHimself
2016Fresh Off the BoatHimself
2018Big City GreensFish (voice)

Busta Rhymes Songs, Albums, Best Songs, Discography, New Songs, Popular Songs

  • The Coming (1996)
  • When Disaster Strikes… (1997)
  • E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front (1998)
  • Anarchy (2000)
  • Genesis (2001)
  • It Ain't Safe No More… (2002)
  • The Big Bang (2006)
  • Back on My B.S. (2009)
  • Year of the Dragon (2012)
  • Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God (2020)

Busta Rhymes Awards and Nominations

Billboard Music Award

YearNominated workAwardResult
2005“Don't Cha” (with The Pussycat Dolls)Top-Selling Hot 100 Song of the YearNominated

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

2005Don't Cha (featuring Busta Rhymes)Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs SalesWon

BET Hip Hop Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2006HimselfBest Live PerformanceWon
Move the Crowd AwardWon
2009HimselfBest Live PerformerNominated
2010“All I Do Is Win (Remix)” (with DJ KhaledRick Ross, T-Pain, P. Diddy, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Jadakiss and Nicki Minaj)Reese’s Perfect Combo AwardNominated
HimselfBest Live PerformerNominated
“Look at Me Now” (with Chris Brown and Lil Wayne)Best Hip Hop VideoWon
Reese’s Perfect Combo AwardWon
Sweet 16: Best Featured VerseWon
Verizon People’s Champ AwardWon

International Dance Music Awards

2006Don't Cha (featuring Busta Rhymes)Best R&B/Urban Dance TrackWon

Soul Train Music Awards

YearNominated workAwardResult
2000“What's It Gonna Be”The Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music VideoWon
2006“Don't Cha” (with The Pussycat Dolls)Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or DuoNominated
2007“I Love My Chick” (featuring Kelis & will.i.am)The Michael Jackson for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music VideoNominated

American Music Awards

YearNominated workAwardResult
2000Busta RhymesFavorite Soul/R&B Male ArtistNominated

The Source Awards

YearNominated workAwardResult
1999What's It Gonna Be?!” (featuring Janet Jackson)Music Video of the YearWon

Grammy Award

YearNominated workAwardResult
1997“Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check”Best Rap Solo PerformanceNominated
1998“Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”Nominated
2000“Gimme Some More”Nominated
“What's It Gonna Be?!” (featuring Janet Jackson)Best Rap Performance By a Duo or GroupNominated
E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World FrontBest Rap AlbumNominated
2001“Fire”Best Music Video, Short FormNominated
2003“Pass the Courvoisier Pt. 2” (featuring P. Diddy & Pharrell)Best Rap Performance By a Duo or GroupNominated
2007“Touch It”Best Rap Solo PerformanceNominated
2009Tha Carter IIIAlbum of the YearNominated
2012“Look At Me Now” (with Chris Brown & Lil Wayne)Best Rap PerformanceNominated
Best Rap SongNominated

MTV Video Music Award

YearNominated workAwardResult
1996“Woo-Hah! Got You All in Check”Breakthrough VideoNominated
1998“Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”Best Male VideoNominated
Best Rap VideoNominated
Breakthrough VideoNominated
Best ChoreographyNominated
1999“What's It Gonna Be?!” (featuring Janet Jackson)Best Hip-Hop VideoNominated
Best DirectionNominated
Best Special EffectsNominated
Best Art DirectionNominated
“Gimme Some More”Breakthrough VideoNominated
2002“Pass the Courvoisier Pt. 2” (featuring P.Diddy & Pharrell)Best Hip-Hop VideoNominated
2003“I Know What You Want” (featuring Mariah Carey & Flipmode Squad)Best Hip-Hop VideoNominated
2006“Touch It (remix)” (featuring Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX)Best Male VideoNominated
Best Rap VideoNominated
2011“Look At Me Now” (with Chris Brown & Lil Wayne)Best Hip-Hop VideoNominated
Best CollaborationNominated

Myx Music Award

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2006“Don't Cha” (featuring Busta Rhymes)Favorite International Music VideoWon

Smash Hits Poll Winners Party

2005Don't Cha (featuring Busta Rhymes)Best VideoWon

Busta Rhymes Martial Status, Girlfriends, Partners

Busta Rhymes had a relationship with his long-time girlfriend Joanne Wood. Wood and Rhymes began dating when they were just high school students, and even Rhyme's mother was four girls: three daughters, T'Ziah (b. 1993), T'Khi (b. 1999), and Trillian (b. 2001) and Mariah (b. 1998). However, their relationship ended with much controversy when they both entered the custody battle in the early 2000s, but Rhymes won the fight when Joanne came out as a lesbian. Rhymes also had meetings with other beautiful women, including Karrine Steffans (2001) and Eden Har'el (1998). He also has two other daughters named Cacie(b 1999) and Miracle(b. 2006) from his secret relationship.

Girlfriends Lists

  • Karrine Steffans (2001)
  • Eden Har'el (1998)

Busta Rhymes Family, Children, Kids, Parents, Wife

Father: AnthTrevor Smith
Mother:  Geraldine Green
Brother(s): Paul Smith
Marital Status: 
Husband/Boyfriends: Joanne Wood
Children: 4
Son(s): T'Khi Wood-Smith, T'ziah Wood-Smith, Trillian Wood-Smith
Daughter(s): Mariah Smith


  • He opened her Mimi Tour Adventures for Mariah Carey.

Busta Rhymes Net Worth

Busta is a well-known and popular Rapper. The main and primary source of his income comes from Singing. Let’s check how rich Busta is in 2020?

Net Worth 2020$20 million
Annual SalaryUnder Review.
Income SourcePrimary Income source Rapper (profession)
Busta Rhymes Net Worth


How much is Busta Rhymes worth?
$20 million

Is Busta Rhymes Jamaican?
Busta Rhymes was born on 20 May 1972 to Geraldine Green and Trevor Smith Sr., both of Jamaica, in Brooklyn , New York City.

Is Busta Rhymes the fastest rapper?
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony singer Krayzie Bone and immortal Busta Rhymes both reach the Top 10, respectively, with 169 words-per-minute and 143 words-per-minute.

What is Busta Rhymes nationality?

How fast is Busta Rhymes in Look at Me Now?
73 bpm

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