Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, producer, and actor from Brooklyn. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes. Early in his career, he was known for his wild style and fashion, and today is best known for his intricate rapping technique, which involves rapping at a fast rate with lots of internal rhyme and half rhyme, and to date has received eleven Grammy nominations for his musical work. About.com included him on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time, while Steve Huey of Allmusic called him one of the best and most prolific rappers of the 1990s. In 2012, The Source placed him on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. MTV has called him "one of hip-hop's greatest visual artists." Busta Rhymes was both a member of Leaders of the New School and a founding member of the record label Conglomerate and production crew The Conglomerate. In November 2011, Busta Rhymes signed a deal with Cash Money Records. He has so far released eight studio albums, with the first being the 1995 platinum-selling album The Coming.
- Born: May 20, 1972 (age 47), Red Hook
- Spouse: Joanne Wood
- Aliases: Basta Rayms, Bus-a-Bus, Busta Remo, Busta Rhymez, Busta Ryhmes, Buster Rhymes, Trevor Smith, Trevor Smith, Jr., Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busta_Rhymes
- Children: Mariah Smith, T'Khi Wood-Smith, T'ziah Wood-Smith, Trillian Wood-Smith
- Height: 6′ 1″ (1.854m)
- Genre: Hip hop music