Busta Rhymes went to the same high school as Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G, and DMX. Legend has it, Busta lost to H.O.V in a rap battle during lunchtime. But that did not stop Trevor George Smith, Jr from becoming one of the most prolific MC's the nation has seen. Rhymes always comes in hot during his tracks with a ragga-inspired style, lyrical inventiveness, and quaint sense of humor. Yet, he was never a great solo artist, commonly featured as a collaborator with many of the best artists in the past two decades.