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03 July 2024

Busta Rhymes On Collaborating With Little Simz

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Busta Rhymes has spoken about the experience of collaborating with Little Simz on a new version of his 1997 classic Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See in an interview with Variety.

“For me, it’s a blessing and a gift and indescribable in words to explain how rewarding of a feeling it is to know these songs are actually being revamped by generations way after the song’s [release],” Rhymes said, “You don’t make the songs at the time knowing or even thinking that they’re going to do anything outside of the timeframe that you made them. I never thought that the record would still be hot after 1997. I didn’t think it was gonna still be hot in ’98, I didn’t think it was gonna be hot in ’99, let alone to get to 2024.”

Rhymes also revealed that he is working with Simz on some of her material, “We just got off the phone last night and we’ve been collabing on the songs. This is probably the third song. I put two verses on two different songs that she sent me that we’ve been working on for the last couple of months. And there’s an adjustment that I need to make on the second song that we discussed just last night, and I’m going in there to fix it up tonight. And you know, if we nail it tonight, y’all are probably going to hear it before the summer is done.”

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The rapper went on to discuss the experience of getting a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, “I’m not gonna lie, it was probably one of the most prestigious moments, one of the most emotional moments, one of the most dream come true moments. It’s really one of the things you never think you’ll ever get.

“Some artists have never gotten the opportunity to have experienced seeing themselves receiving these accolades. There are incredible icons in this world that have never gotten a Grammy, they’ve never gotten an MTV Award. They’ve never gotten a Hollywood star. They’ve never been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And they could’ve lived to be 90 years old and still never got it. They could have been professionally recording for 70 years and still never got it. It’s just such a profound moment for me, when I still am at a stage in my life where I am on an upswing of business, upswing of creativity, an upswing of happiness and upswing of joy. I’m probably in the best place in my life.”

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