Busta Rhymes is a popular American rapper who has sold over 10 million albums in the United States alone. He has played with major figures in the Hip-hop scene such as DMX, Jay Z as well as other notorious artists. He is well known for his high rapping rate as well as his intricate rhymes. The Busta Rhymes net worth is around 10 million dollars, despite the financial problems he showed up until 2014.
Busta Rhymes Net Worth - $10 Million
Birth Name - Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.
Date of birth - May 20, 1972
Zodiac Sign - Taurus
Birth Place - Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 1″
Profession - Record producer, Voice Actor, Rapper, Composer
His real name is Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr. and he was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1972. Both of his parents, Trevor Smith and Geraldine Green have immigrated to the US from Jamaica. When he was only 12, his family relocated to Uniondale, Long Island only to relocate again in the UK shortly thereafter.
After returning to the US, he attended the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, having colleagues such as Jay Z and The Notorious B.I.G. Rumor has it that Rhymes and Jay Z once fought a rapping battle in the school cafeteria, with the latter winning.
In 1989, Busta Rhymes joined rappers Dinco D, Charlie Brown and Cut Monitor Milo to form Leaders of the New School, an East Coast hip hop group that would become notorious and highly influential to future generations of rappers. The success of the Leaders of the New School came when they played as an opening act for the Public Enemy. It was Chuck D from Public Enemy who would give Busta Rhymes as well as Charlie Brown their nicknames.
In 1992 Busta Rhymes started to appear as a guest in the live performances of Big Daddy Kane and The Notorious B.I.G. In 1995 he would cooperate with The Notorious B.I.G., Coolio as well as other renowned hip hop artists to create “The Points” which appeared as soundtrack in the movie Panther released in 1995.
In the same year, Busta Rhymes would start working on his first solo album that would be released as The Coming in 1996. The album gained him worldwide recognition as a rapping artist. His second album When Disaster Strikes further cemented Rhymes’ position as a leading hip hop artist, with the following albums as well as singles entering the top Billboard charts.
Busta Rhymes also appeared in more than 10 movies, among which the most popular are Shaft, Finding Forrester as well as Breaking Point. His career is definitely seeing an increase with a few more albums being announced for the next few years.