If someone says they’re a fan, there are ways to prove it. This year’s Grammy Awards host, a South African comedian Trevor Noahprovided another artist with the proof trevoralthough he is better known as the former New School Leader group member, Busta Rhymes.
In an Instagram post, Noah addressed the Long Island-bred rapper, shouting the hook to one of his more well-known songs: “Busta what it is right now!”
As the two hugged and stared at each other to talk, an excited Noah Busta aka greeted Trevor (Tahiem) Smith’s Grammy performance. Busta performed as part of the collective of rappers celebrating hip-hop’s 50th anniversary at the awards show. Some of the other rappers featured in that performance were included Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, De La Soul, Salt-N-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Method Man, KRS-One, Ice-T, LL Cool J, Rakimand many others.
Busta performed a song “Party Is Goin’ On Over Here” from his album Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front, released in 1998.
Noah told Busta that he was awesome and Busta revealed to Noah that they both have the same name.
When Noah remembered their names were both Trevor, he confessed he never knew, but found out before the internet that Busta’s real name was Trevor. Then he said Busta’s full name to himself. Typically, most rappers don’t allow others to call them by their real names, but Busta repeated his full name to acknowledge the comedian was right.
After offering to fill in for Busta Rhymes’ pal, the infamous Spiff Star, Noah began to recite some of Busta’s lyrics verbatim while Busta rocked along with him. When Noah transitioned into performing artist mode, he recited the lyrics while Busta joined in. As they both said the lyrics, Busta took on the role of hypeman for Noah, as if the comedian were the main act on stage!
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