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How Old Is Busta Rhymes

How Old Is Busta Rhymes

How Old Is Busta Rhymes
  • Born: 1972
  • Birthplace:  Brooklyn, New York
  • Best known as: Rubbery-faced, raspy-voiced Brooklyn rapper

Busta Rhymes started his music career in the 1990s with the rap group Leaders of the New School. In 1996 he released a solo album, The Coming, featuring the hit single "Woo-Ha! (Got You All in Check)."

The album and single both went platinum, as did his second release, When Disaster Strikes. Known for his innovative videos on MTV, Rhymes has teamed with Janet Jackson and also appeared in movies, including Finding Forrester (2000, starring Sean Connery).

His other recordings include Extinction Level Event -- The Final World Front (1998), Anarchy (2000), It Ain't Safe No More (2002) and Big Bang (2006). He collaborated with Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige on the 2006 single "Touch It," but made bigger headlines with separate assault charges from August and December of that year.