“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Sheree Whitfield may have asked the coveted question, “Who gone check me, boo?,” but legendary rapper Busta Rhymes gave us the answer years earlier with his classic hit, “Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check.”
Since the start of his career, Rhymes has been making waves on the music scene with his equally creative talent, musical approach, and style.
A New York native, Rhymes, born Trevor George Smith Jr., entered the music scene as part of Leaders of the New School. The group’s success was short-lived, but their association with groups such as A Tribe Called Quest and Public Enemy led Rhymes to stand out.
The 51-year-old released his solo album, “The Coming,” in 1996, earning him a Grammy nomination.
Throughout his career, Rhymes would go on to release several other hit songs like “Break Ya Neck,” “What’s It Gonna Be?!,” and “Pass The Courvoisier Part II.”
Music is what Rhymes is known for, but he is no one-trick pony. The “Touch It” rapper also made waves in the film industry, appearing in movies including “Halloween: Resurrection” and “Finding Forrester.”
The rap artist’s long-standing in Hip-Hop has earned him the respect of his peers and those who have come behind him. Plus, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 BET Awards.
Rhymes detailed his journey as an artist and father during his emotional speech.
“My oldest child was a 3-year-old in the ‘Woo-Hah!!’ video back in ’96. He’s 30. He’s right here,” he said while pointing out how five of his children attended the summer awards show.
Although Celebrity Net Worth reports that Busta Rhymes has an estimated fortune of $20 million, it is clear that being a father is his most prized legacy.
Let’s look at how the iconic rapper’s children have forged their own paths and are honoring their father’s legacy.
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T’zaiah is Rhymes’ oldest child and a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Based on his LinkedIn profile, T’zaiah is a Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. member and studied marketing in college.
While his most recent role was as a financial services professional for NY Life Securities LLC, he also spent time in the music industry as an A&R consultant for Roc Nation and as a road manager and assistant for his father.
Mariah is the oldest daughter and has lived a relatively private life. However, a 2017 Facebook post from her father noted that she graduated high school that year. Per her Facebook page, she went to Southern New Hampshire University, majoring in finance and later worked for Concentrix.
The third in the sibling crew, T’khi graduated from Pace University in May 2023. He played on the school’s football team as defensive back while attending the university.
Rhymes’ second daughter, Cacie, is also a graduate of Quinnipiac University. Her Instagram page shows she resides in Los Angeles and works as a model, stylist, and influencer.
Trillian is the youngest son, and according to Twitter, he has his hands in a lot of areas. Right now, he’s working as the host of podcast “The Last Drink,” does events with Breadwinners Entertainment, has his own clothing brand called Loner, as well as a nonprofit — To Build A Black Nation Foundation.
Miracle is Rhymes’ youngest child, born in 2006. Like her sister Mariah, she doesn’t have a solid social media presence, and little is known about her.