Rapper Busta Rhymes Cuts Dreads After 15 Years

After 15 years, Busta Rhymes has officially cut off his long dreadlocks. Busta Rhymes, born Trevor Smith, cut off his trademark dreadlocks during a recent photo shoot in a New York barbershop.

by EbenGregory

“I started growing these sh–s in December ’89. I was 17,” Busta stated. “I signed my [record] deal and said I aint combing my hair no more. I don’t have to." The rapper now sports a short crop Caesar hairstyle. In an effort to memorialize his transition, the former Leader of The New School member recorded the historic occasion on camera while friends and crew members watched.

The short video clip features an excited Busta cutting his dreads off one at a time while he talks about the momentous event. “This is it kid,” Busta exclaimed as he prepared to cut his hair. “I haven’t felt clippers touch the side of my head in 15 years. Y’all gonna see the sexiest head you’ve ever seen in your life when I’m finished.”

Busta remains one of the most original hip-hop artists with his rapid-fire rapping style and innovative videos. Fans will be able to see Busta sports his new hairstyle in the video for “Touch It,” which is set to air in media outlets in the coming weeks. “Touch It,” produced by Swizz Beats, is the first lead off single for Busta’s new Aftermath/Interscope album The Big Bang which is expected to hit stores in early 2006.

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