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Busta Rhymes first rap name was Chill-O-Ski

Before Trevor George Smith Jr. was known as Busta Rhymes, he went by the moniker Chill-O-Ski.

The name change came when his group at the time opened up on tour for Public Enemy. Chuck D had given ChillOSki the name Busta Rhymes after the ’80s NFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes. People would ask Busta Rhymes to “Bust-a-rhyme” so he made the choice to keep the name.

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