Trevor George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, singer, musician, record producer, record executive, and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after NFL and CFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes. He is best known for his outlandish style and fashion sense depicted in several innovative music videos as well as his intricate rhyming technique, rapping at high speed with heavy use of internal rhyme and half rhyme. He has received 11 Grammy Award nominations for his work.
Rhymes has most recently acted in KING OF THE DANCEHALL (2016), written and directed by Nick Cannon, and THE UNFORGIVEN (2011), directed by Elias Goday. He played himself in an episode of FRESH OFF THE BOAT (2016) and voiced a character in the animated tv series BIG CITY GREENS (2018).
Busta Ryhmes is currently finishing production on a new studio album set to release this summer 2020, titled Extinction Level Event 2.