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 rap group at the time, Leaders of the New School, opened up on tour for Public Enemy. Chuck D had given Chill–O–Ski 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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