Trevor George Smith Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, musician, singer, record producer, record executive, and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after NFL and CFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes.
When it comes to hip hop and music in general, there is no doubt Busta Ryhmez is a walking legend. Why his name is not in the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a very important question. Maybe he is not celebrity-ish enough, getting caught up in dating gossip, or interviews on talk shows and more.
The chart-topping MC turned hip hop upside down when he launched his first solo single ‘Woo Haa’. Ever since then he hasn’t stopped making hits after hits after hits tearing up almost every renowned MC on every track he features them on.
His recent album ELE2 (Extinction Level Event) just dropped, and it is definitely an amazing body of work. A bit more relevant lyrics than the usual Busta Ryhmez music. His first single is a track called ‘Czar’, featuring rap group M.O.P. The lyrics are fairly blunt and follows the usual braggadocious expectation of a hip-hop record, but the vibes are off the ‘sheezy’ (if that word is still of use).
The video is what amazingly caught our attention. In one scene, Busta Ryhmez flaunts himself on a throne as the African king he truly is, with Ghanaian cultural style attributes, alongside the dancers in golden chain necklaces. In the opening scene, Busta Ryhmez outfit is reminiscent to that of Mansa Musa, Musa I, who was the tenth Mansa of the Mali Empire, an Islamic West African state. He has been described as the wealthiest individual of the Middle Ages.
This high covered up style of dressing was very common in the northern parts of Mali due to the desert and heavy winds. This is not the first time the rap God has created an African royal moment of himself visually. He did so back in the 90s with his song for ‘Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See’. Never the less, Enjoy the video below with a funny cameo from Michael Blackson.