Throwback: Busta Rhymes-Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See

Busta Rhymes’s sophomore album When Disaster Strikes kept the excitement of his debut The Coming. “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” announced Rhymes’ second full-length with an understated intensity. The beat resonated with a boom and an echo that immediately started the party before Rhymes rapped one word. His flow was debonair with a friendly invite to have a good time unlike his Dungeon Dragon fire-spitting persona. Hype Williams directed the Coming To America-influenced video which has been acknowledged as one of the greatest ever made of any genre. Busta Rhymes had some of the best visuals in the ’90s but he never won an MTV Video Music Award despite his 16 nominations. He faced a repeat of this reception with the Grammys because “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” did not win the  Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance which is one his 11 nominations. When Disaster Strikes was one of the best albums released in 1997.  Busta Rhymes’ 10th studio album Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath Of God was released in 2020. 



The Native Tongues Commemorating 30 Years With Festival

The Native Tongues are celebrating 30 years with their own festival that will debut in July. The ’90s rap collective that comprises De La Soul, The Jungle Brothers and Monie Love among others is having a concert at The Anthem in D.C. with a full lineup. Leaders Of The New School, Black Sheep, Chi-Ali, Jungle Brothers, DJ Red Alert, DJ Maseo from De La Soul, Jaroboi from A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian, Da Bush Babees and The Fu-Schnickens will be in the building. The event will also honor late members Phife Dawg and Chris “Baby” Lighty and donate money to The National Diabetes Association and The National Suicide Prevention. 

The show will also raise money for the Omar Akil-directed Speaking In Tongues documentary that promises to tell the collective’s story. 

The Native Tongues Festival will take place July 18th at The Anthem in D.C. Tickets are on sale now. 



A Tribe Called Quest At Hot For The Holidays

[youtube id=”MozTYusTQeg”] Busta Rhymes brought longtime friends like Mary J.Blige, Method Man, Lil’ Kim and Puff Daddy to the stage in New York City for his Hot 97’s Hot For The Holidays concert. Here is A Tribe Called Quest and The Leaders Of The New School performing the remix of “Scenario.”