When was Busta Rhymes born? Busta Rhymes was born on May 20
Busta Rhymes was born Trevor George Smith Jr. in 1972. The native New Yorker got started with the group Leaders of the New School (LONS) and was a stand-out on the A Tribe Called Quest song “Scenario” before becoming a successful solo artist and actor. He got his name from Chuck D of Public Enemy in reference to a football player named George “Buster” Rhymes.
His debut The Coming made him one of the most visual rappers and he became one of the most popular rappers of the ’90s. He’s worked with Biggie, Missy Elliot, Chris Brown, Kelis, and many more He reunited with LONS in 2012 and they have performed since. He founded Flipmode Entertainment and helped launch the careers of Rah Digga, Spliff Star, and others. He’s become a fashion and music video legend in rap culture.