Video Review: Busta Rhymes “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”

Several twentysomething men bang gongs inside a palace. Lit in candy red, Busta Rhymes, wearing leopard print, dances on stage. Four twentysomething hit their hands on drums. Rhymes stretches his arms as he wakes up. Two thirtysomething women brush his teeth.

Two twentysomething women sit in the bath. Rhymes, in the bath, watches a third twentysomething woman rise from the bottom of the bath. Dozens of young women throw rose petals on the floor. Rhymes, in a bathrobe, puts his finger on his tooth as he walks alongside them.

A dozen people dance in the ballroom. Rhymes fences with one of his trainer. He walks down the hallway with an elephant. Several women dance for him as he sits on the throne. Wearing glow-in-the-dark makeup, several people walk through the arches in the hallway. Some young men, in electric blue glow-in-the-dark makeup, dance. A twentysomething man, painted in neon lime green, stands by himself. Rhymes, painted in lavender, dances by the fire.

Rating: 2.5/5

There were no functions scheduled for the day. Busta Rhymes rolls over in bed. A twentysomething man stands over him and says, “sir, it’s time to start your day.” Rhymes groans and asks for another half hour. The twentysomething man says he’ll return then.

He spreads his arms as a second twentysomething man puts on his shirt. His dad, the King, was talking with the Parliament. His mother, the Queen, was at a charity event. His younger brother was helping her. Rhymes, though, had to pick a wife. The twentysomething man tells him there are several young men lined up to meet him. He says to let them into the palace.

Each one was lovely and beautiful. He inquires about each one’s history and their dedication to their ancestry. Most of the stumble on the ancient tribal chants and rituals. Although he had a line of about dozen women, he instructed the twentysomething man for them to leave. They wanted to be royalty. He puts on a tie and tells his driver to take him to the museum. He wanted to view art and listen to the audio tour again.

Director: Hype Williams Year: 1997

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her poetry has been published in the White Wall Review and 45 Magazine.