New York / USA
Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., better known as Busta Rhymes (born May 20, 1972),is a Grammy-nominated Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the name Busta Rhymes (from former NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes).
Smith's musical career began at the age of 17 as a member of the hip hop crew Leaders of the New School along with fellow Long Island natives Charlie Brown, Dinco D, and Cut Monitor Milo. They began recording in 1989 and released their debut album A Future Without a Past in 1991 on Elektra Records. In 1993, they released T.I.M.E. (The Inner Mind's Eye). Busta Rhymes' standout performance in A Tribe Called Quest's 'Scenario' propelled him into the cultural conscience.
Its single, "Gimme Some More" - which sampled Bernard Herrmann's theme from Psycho - reached number 5 in the UK singles chart in January 1999. Smith enjoyed further transatlantic success in April