Busta Rhymes Changed The Video World: "When Disaster Strikes" 20 Year Anniversary
Sep. 16, 2017
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Following the tragic death of The Notorious B.I.G. Hip Hop was entering a weird space. A space where some music was getting lighter, more fun.
At a time where people needed to have the most fun, Busta Rhymes came through with just that as his singles and videos brought artistic value mixed with good music.
Bring back the theme first used in his debut solo album The Coming, the unique artist went back into the apocalyptic theme for his sophomore album. But it was his unique blend of skill, creativity and energy that made this album memorable.
His first single "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" is arguably Busta's biggest hit to date. The infectious beat still rings off until this day while it's video will go down as one of the most memorable in recent memory.
He followed that up with another hit in his single "Dangerous." The video pays homage to the urban classic The Last Dragon.
It was one of the biggest projects in 1997 and better yet brought the genre into a happier place following the darkness experienced months before.
It peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, but may be better yet recognized as the most important album of Busta Rhymes career and as a music video pioneer.