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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 would come when his group at the time, Leaders of the New School, opened up on tour for . Chuck D had given ChillOSki the name Busta Rhymes after the ' NFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes. People would ask to “Bust-a-rhyme” so he made the choice to keep the name.

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