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==Busta Rhymes==
 
==Busta Rhymes==
  
Busta Rhymes was born Trevor Taheim Smith, Jr. on May 20, 1972. He is signed to [[Aftermath Entertainment]].
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Busta Rhymes was born Trevor Taheim Smith, Jr. on May 20, 1972.  
  
Busta Rhymes' discovered his name when a mane came to him in his sleep and supposedly said "man, you can busta rhyme" whereas in actual fact, a guy on the street said that busta "couldn't busta rhyme if his grandmother taught him how to".  
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Busta Rhymes' debut solo album The Coming was released by Elektra Records in 1996. The album was a mix of reggae and hip hop, and it included the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) top 10 single "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check." His follow-up, When Disaster Strikes was successful in the US and sold well overseas. The album produced two hugely popular singles and videos in America, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" and "Dangerous". The third single "Turn it up/Fire it up" reached as high as number 2 on the UK singles chart. The same year he released The Imperial Album as part of the Flipmode Squad, a collaborative project with rappers Rampage, Lord Have Mercy, Spliff Star, Rah Digga and Baby Sham.
  
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1998 brought Extinction Level Event (Final World Front), the theme of which was an assertion that the world would end in the year 2000. Its single, "Gimme Some More"--which sampled Bernard Herrmann's theme from Psycho--reached number 5 in the UK singles chart in January, 1999. Rhymes enjoyed further transatlantic success in April when the single "What's It Gonna Be?!", featuring Janet Jackson, reached the US and UK Top 10. In 2000 he worked on several movie projects, including the remake of Shaft, and released his final album for Elektra, Anarchy.
  
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After leaving Elektra, Rhymes signed to J Records, a new label started by recently ousted Arista Records chief and founder Clive Davis. In 2001 he released a greatest hits record alongside a new album of original work. Continuing the biblical theme of his previous albums, he titled his record Genesis. This album featured a hit by The Neptunes called "Pass the Courvoisier," and the first work Busta did with Dr. Dre, "Break Ya Neck."
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In 2002, Busta Rhymes released his sixth studio album It Ain't Safe No More. The album was moderately successful, with a hit song featuring Mariah Carey called "I Know What You Want." After its release, he left J Records. In 2004, he signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainme
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===Discography===
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* "The Coming"              Released: March 26, 1996
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* "When Disaster Strikes"    Released: September 16, 1997
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* "Extinction Level Event"  Released: December 15, 1998
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* "Anarchy"                  Released: June 20, 2000
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* "Genesis"                  Released: November 13, 2001
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* "The Big Bang"            Released: June 13, 2006
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* "Before Hell Freezes Over" Released: Rumored/ Spring 2007
  
'''Discography'''
 
*[http://www.thehiphopworld.com/busta-rhymes-the-coming.html The Coming 1996]
 
*[http://www.thehiphopworld.com/busta-rhymes-when-disaster-strikes.html When Disaster Strikes [1997]
 
*Flipmode Squad - The Imperial [1998]
 
*Extinction Level Event [1998]
 
*Anarchy [2000]
 
*Genesis [2001]
 
*It Ain't Safe No More [2002]
 
  
 
[[Category:Artists]]
 
[[Category:Artists]]
 
[[Category:MCs]]
 
[[Category:MCs]]
 
*[http://www.thehiphopworld.com/busta-rhymes.html Dedicated Busta Rhymes Page
 

Revision as of 03:25, 18 February 2007

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes was born Trevor Taheim Smith, Jr. on May 20, 1972.

Busta Rhymes' debut solo album The Coming was released by Elektra Records in 1996. The album was a mix of reggae and hip hop, and it included the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) top 10 single "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check." His follow-up, When Disaster Strikes was successful in the US and sold well overseas. The album produced two hugely popular singles and videos in America, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" and "Dangerous". The third single "Turn it up/Fire it up" reached as high as number 2 on the UK singles chart. The same year he released The Imperial Album as part of the Flipmode Squad, a collaborative project with rappers Rampage, Lord Have Mercy, Spliff Star, Rah Digga and Baby Sham.

1998 brought Extinction Level Event (Final World Front), the theme of which was an assertion that the world would end in the year 2000. Its single, "Gimme Some More"--which sampled Bernard Herrmann's theme from Psycho--reached number 5 in the UK singles chart in January, 1999. Rhymes enjoyed further transatlantic success in April when the single "What's It Gonna Be?!", featuring Janet Jackson, reached the US and UK Top 10. In 2000 he worked on several movie projects, including the remake of Shaft, and released his final album for Elektra, Anarchy.

After leaving Elektra, Rhymes signed to J Records, a new label started by recently ousted Arista Records chief and founder Clive Davis. In 2001 he released a greatest hits record alongside a new album of original work. Continuing the biblical theme of his previous albums, he titled his record Genesis. This album featured a hit by The Neptunes called "Pass the Courvoisier," and the first work Busta did with Dr. Dre, "Break Ya Neck."

In 2002, Busta Rhymes released his sixth studio album It Ain't Safe No More. The album was moderately successful, with a hit song featuring Mariah Carey called "I Know What You Want." After its release, he left J Records. In 2004, he signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainme

Discography

  • "The Coming" Released: March 26, 1996
  • "When Disaster Strikes" Released: September 16, 1997
  • "Extinction Level Event" Released: December 15, 1998
  • "Anarchy" Released: June 20, 2000
  • "Genesis" Released: November 13, 2001
  • "The Big Bang" Released: June 13, 2006
  • "Before Hell Freezes Over" Released: Rumored/ Spring 2007