Hip-hop heavyweight Busta Rhymes will be busting rhymes on stage in Deerfield Beach on Aug. 18.
The city of Deerfield Beach in partnership with Irie Weekend Management and the Irie Foundation will present the music festival, The Big Buck, at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex for the first time.
“We are so excited about having DJ Irie’s Foundation and Busta Rhymes in our beautiful city. This will be a first-rate event like no one has ever seen in Deerfield Beach. So, you better get your tickets early,” said Vice Mayor Gloria Battle.
Busta Rhymes is an 11-time Grammy Award nominee, a Billboard Music Award winner, and most recently his voice was heard in the Broadway Hit, “Hamilton” in the song, “My Shot.”
Born Trevor Smith Jr., the Jamaican-American artist from East Flatbush, Brooklyn is known for his ragga-inspired style and vibrant personality.
According to allmmusic.com, Busta first appeared on the hip-hop scene on A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario," the incredible remix of Craig Mack's "Flava in Ya Ear" (also featuring Notorious B.I.G. and LL Cool J), as well as other projects with Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige and TLC.
Busta's first solo album, “The Coming,” proved a huge hit; the single "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check" hit the Top 10 and pushed the album into gold record territory. His second album, “When Disaster Strikes,” debuted at No. 3 in September 1997. “Extinction Level Event” followed a year later, and in mid-2000 Busta released “Anarchy” while appearing on the silver screen in a remake of “Shaft,” according to the website.
“It Ain't Safe No More” arrived in 2002 and “The Big Bang” followed in 2006. Creative differences with Interscope kept his career on hold until 2009 when “Back on My B.S.” became his first album for Universal/Motown, allmusic.com states.
During the last eight years, Busta appeared on tracks with Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Tiësto, Diplo, Twista, Fat Joe and Kanye West. In 2012, he released his ninth effort, “Year of the Dragon,” as a free digital download. The album featured Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane and more. A joint EP with Eminem and Everlast titled “Calm Down: The Clash” arrived in 2014.
The Big Buck will take place from 4-9 p.m. at 445 SW Second St., Deerfield Beach. Tickets are free and available at eventbrite.com. For more information, call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.