One of the scariest phrases to hear from a
police officer is 'put your hands where my
eyes can see.' If a person hears those words,
it usually means the officer has their weapon
drawn and things could get sticky...
In 1996, Hip Hop artist Busta Rhymes made
those words famous by rapping them in a
Grammy nominated chune, "Put Your Hands
Where My Eyes Can See" which helped to
take the edge out of the phrase, and in a
rebellious way, show authorities that the Hip
Hop community will find entertainment in what
some zealous officers use to intimidate...
In 1997, Patrick Roberts picked up the riddim
and re-licked it with a Dancehall vibe that
had the masses 'getting jiggy wid it!'
Beenie Man's chune "Badmind is Active" was
the lead single and named the riddim. Beenie
sang "Everybody's talking all this stuff about
me / why they just don't let me live / tell me
why / he's the girls dem sugar (sang by a female
vocalist) / it is my decision / that's my prerogative...
What's interesting about Beenie's chune is the
un-seeming connection between the backup
vocalist and 'The Girls Dem Sugar,' yet without
her, the chune wouldn't be as sweet (just my
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch the Bad Mind is
Active riddim, including the original chune by
Busta Rhymes here:
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