Erica Banks is an up-and-coming rapper from Dallas, Texas. As a young child, Erica had a lot of skills growing up, but writing poetry and rap was always a passion for her. “I always loved being on stage,” she said in a statement. “I was always performing in a school play or engaged in something athletic. I was always involved in something that would show off my talents.” Shortly after Banks rapped for her classmates in ninth grade, she began posting freestyles on Instagram. She uploaded her first single, “Talk My Shit,” to SoundCloud in 2018, followed by “No Hook.” She later released her debut mixtape, Art of the Hustle, which received widespread attention. Then she came back with two more mixtapes, Cocky on Purpose and Pressure. In Jan. 2021, Banks announced that she signed with 1501 Certified Entertainment, the Texas-based label that also signed Megan Thee Stallion. In an announcement video on Instagram, Banks also announced a deal with Warner. “I am proud to announce that I am now signed to @warnerrecords @warnerbrosentertainment,” she wrote. “Thank you to EVERYBODY supporting me, and thank you to @1501_certified_ent.  I’m just gettin started!” Speaking about the making of “Buss It,” she told Okayplayer, “Initially I didn’t like the song when it was completed so having it go viral wasn’t something I thought about like that. It’s a good feeling to see ‘Buss It’ go viral… It feels unreal yet exciting, I didn’t expect it to blow up so fast.”