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Busta Rhymes leaves an office in Beverly Hills

Busta Rhymes - Busta Rhymes leaves an office in Beverly Hills giving a hand gesture - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 21st July 2015

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Busta Rhymes Finds Funny Side Of Falling Off Stage At New York City Concert


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Busta Rhymes was left with a bloody injury on his head after falling off stage at Webster Hall in New York City where he was performing with fellow hip-hop artist O.T. Genasis early on Friday morning (Nov 28th).

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Busta Rhymes cut his head after falling off stage at a NY City concert

The following afternoon, Busta quickly uploaded a video of the incident to Instagram and Facebook, which shows him holding a cigar in one hand and a bottle of liquor in the other moments before he fell head-first into the crowd.

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Busta Rhymes Falls Off Stage In New York, Sustains Bloody Head Injury


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Busta Rhymes was a little too carried away whilst performing in New York on Friday (28th November) as he took a tumble head first off the stage!

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Busta Rhymes took a tumble offstage whilst appearing alongside O.T. Genasis in New York.

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Busta Rhymes - Light Your Ass On Fire


2003's 'Light Your Ass On Fire' brings Busta Rhymes together with Pharrell Williams, appearing on Pharrell's 19th August 2003 compilation album, 'Clones'.

'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Marks The 20th Anniversary Of One Of The Greatest Ever Rap Albums [Trailer]


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The 1990s marked a turning point for rap and hip hop, with plenty of artists making their mark on the scene with seminal releases. Nas was one of them, and now his landmark debut 'Illmatic' is being explored in a telling documentary, 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic'.

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'Time Is Illmatic' explores the legacy of Nas' debut

Like many young black men exposed to rap culture, Nas (born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones) was forced to live a life of fear and poverty as a youth, with guns and killings being a thing of daily terror. After his early collaborator Ill Will was shot dead and his brother injured in the process, it was time to write an album revealing the truth about ghetto culture - and the fear and rivalry that comes with it. 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' explores his moving relationship with his parents against the grim backdrop of Queensbridge, as he rose up to become one of the greatest rapstars of all time.

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With a jazz musician for a father, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones grew up in a world of music. Knowing from an early age that he wanted to become a rapper, he took a look at the bleak world around him and set to work on writing an album that would deliver a voice to the unheard generation of young black men in America. The result was 'Illmatic', a 1994 landmark that heralded the second coming of the Golden Era of hip hop and a revival of New York's rap scene. 

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Various Artists - BBC Radio 1's the Nixtape Album Review


For our American readers, no, that's not a typo. 'The Nixtape' is a regular feature on BBC Radio 1's popular 'Breakfast Show'; a weekly segment every Friday morning where an hour of music, usually consisting of classics and barely-dated hits from the 90s and earlier 00s, are played. 'BBC Radio 1's the Nixtape' is split into two discs, each with a different style. The first is a rap/hip-hop compilation, with the second being more of a club/techno/house mix. While it's all the same 'Nixtape', the styles are divergent enough to demand a separate look at each.

Various Artists - BBC Radio 1's the Nixtape Album Review

The first half of the 'Nixtape' kicks off with some vintage swag in TLC's 'Creep' and Ashanti's 'Only U', starting the first CD squarely into classic 90s hip hop, before quickly launching into more conventional rap beats like A$AP Mob's 'Trillmatic' and the enjoyably hilarious 'Shake Ya Ass' by Mystikal, all of which ooze with vintage. The second portion of the album lands the big hits of the last two decades, featuring Sean Paul's 'Get Busy', Snoop Dogg's 'Beautiful', Busta Rhymes' 'Thank You' and Notorious B.I.G's 'Mo' Money, Mo' Problems', encompassing some of the most profound hip-hop in music history. It wouldn't have been a hip-hop album without Nelly's 'Hot in Here' or 'The Way You Move' by Outkast, but the latter half of the album had fewer memorable beats. 'Welcome to Jamrock' by Damian Marley and 'Nobody to Love' by Sigma stand out amidst a number of old school rap tracks, but few of the rest stood out as being particularly memorable after the repeated punches of the big hitters made their way.

The 'Nixtape''s electronic second half isn't bad, though it's something that's going to appeal more to die-hard fans than casual listeners. There aren't quite the same identifiable groups of music within disc 2, though there are equally a few stand-out acts scattered throughout. The soothing 'Rather Be' by Clean Bandit, the ivory-tingling 'I Wanna Feel' by second SecondCity, and an infusion of pop in 'Take Care' by Rihanna and Drake prompt all but the most lethargic listener to get on their feet and move. Where the first half of the 'Nixtape' had variety, the second half runs together completely. Perhaps this is an appealing factor for fans of club music, and maybe this would make the second half of the 'Nixtape' perfect for your next dance party, but it can be difficult to stay interested in an album when the songs begin to run together so cleanly.

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New York Premiere of 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic'

Busta Rhymes - A number of celebrities turned out in style for the New York Premiere of documentary film 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' in New York City, United States - Tuesday 30th September 2014

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2014 BET Hip Hop Awards presented by Sprite

Busta Rhymes - A variety of celebrities were photographed at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards which was presented by Sprite in Atlanta, Georgia, United States - Saturday 20th September 2014

Busta Rhymes - Calm Down 2.0 (Audio)


Preparing to release his next album 'E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2)' through The Conglomerate and Republic, Busta Rhymes presents the audio for 'Calm Down 2.0' - the new version of his original single with Eminem.

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Busta Rhymes - Calm Down (Lyric Video)


Having recently released his new album 'E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2)', Busta Rhymes presents the lyric video for his new single 'Calm Down' featuring Eminem. The track was produced by Scoop DeVille and is available now.

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Generation Iron Trailer


Mr. Olympia is one of the most prestigious international bodybuilding titles in the world, awarded to the competitors with the most defined muscles and one that Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger won a consecutive six times in the 1970s. Since 1999 it has taken place in Las Vegas and since 2011, Phil Heath has been the Mr. Olympia reigning champion. This documentary follows the lead up to the next event, where Heath is expected to defend his title in a such a hugely competitive world where intensive working out becomes the most predominant thing in each bodybuilder's life. Among his competition is previous champion Jay Cutler and Kai Greene, the latter of whom has come second in the last two events. Will Heath maintain the title once again? Or is it now Greene's time to take the victory?

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Bestival Pulls Off Major Coup With Busta Rhymes' First UK Festival Show


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Festival organisers have managed to persuade Busta Rhymes to join the main stage line-up at this year's festival, marking the first time the American hip-hop star has played at a festival in the UK.

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The 11-times Grammy nominee - best known for tracks Woo-Hah!, Got You All In Check and Touch It - will play before the headliners though the specific day is yet to be confirmed.

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VIP Guests attend the Pre-Fight Party

Busta Rhymes - VIP Guests attend the Pre-Fight Party For Showtime PPV's Presentation Of The One: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. Canelo Alvarez - Las Vegas, NV, United States - Saturday 14th September 2013

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Busta Rhymes

Date of birth

20th May, 1972

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.85