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Busta Rhymes is sounding rejuvenated on his new single with Q-Tip, “Thank You,” but the Brooklyn vet looks back on one of his biggest hits, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See,” for Complex TV‘s Magnum Opus series. Taking a trip down memory lane, Bussa Bus recalls how his old crew, Leaders of the New School, got their start (“Chuck D and Hank [Shocklee] told us to go home and write a song called ‘Fuck the Old School’) and getting his first taste of mainstream success as a solo act with 1996’s “Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check,” before blowing up with “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” a year later.

He discussed how it was somewhat of a covert attempt to make a ladies’ record (thanks to advice from Diddy and Q-Tip), the impact of Hype Williams’ unforgettable video and performing the track seven times in a row at the Palladium one night. The song’s producer Shamello, Talib Kweli, Dante Ross, Complex’s Noah Callahan-Bever, and our very own Miss Info provide additional insight.

Watch the episode of Magnum Opus after the jump…

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