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How tall is Busta Rhymes? Busta Rhymes is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, according to Filmbug.com, though other sites list the rapper as 6 feet, 1 inch. Either way, Busta is taller than average, and that seems about right, given this hip-hop heavy’s larger-than-life persona. Busta Rhymes has been looming large over the rap game since he first came on the scene in the early ’90s as a member of Leaders of the New School. Born Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr. on May 20, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York, Busta Rhymes co-founded the Leaders in 1990, and after landing a deal with Elektra, the foursome released two albums. After their breakup in 1994, Busta went solo, and he’s been walking tall ever since. He’s released nine studio albums, and in July 2014, he’ll drop his 10th, “E.L.E. 2 (Extinction Level Event 2),” a record that could make him even bigger.

Busta Rhymes’ height — 6-foot 1 or 2 — is both impressive and fitting, given that he gets his stage name from former NFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes,” who stood 6 feet, 2 inches tall. Busta’s distinct name is just one reason he’s emerged as one of the biggest rappers of the last 25 years, and more than anything, it’s his unusual flow — a rapid-fire delivery incorporating elements of Jamaican dancehall reggae — and inventive lyrics that have made him a living legend. In 1996, two years after the Leaders of the New School split up, Busta dropped his debut, “The Coming,” an acclaimed disc that reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. A string of successful albums have followed, and in 2006, he scored his first No. 1 LP, landing “The Big Bang” at the top of the charts.

How tall is Busta Rhymes compared to other famous rappers. If, in fact, Busta is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, he stands eye-to-eye with Jay Z. They’ve both got a couple of inches on Drake, who stands an even 6 feet, and three of the aforementioned MCs have a height advantage on Eminem and Kanye West, who check in at 5 feet, 8 inches tall. Regardless of his literal height, Busta Bus is a colossal figure in hip-hop, and given his status on the Cash Money roster, this 42-year-old doesn’t seem likely to shrink away anytime soon.

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