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.
“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.
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.