With the release of 'Thank You', in essence Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip were just preparing us for their combined effort of a straight up funky and definitely rocking 'old-skool' flavoured free mixtape (unleashed to the public only a few days ago) entitled 'The Abstract & The Dragon'. Fans of these two iconic MCs will already be aware that Q-Tip also goes by the name Kamaal The Abstract and Busta Rhymes' style of vocal delivery incorporates his Jamaican heritage with a Dragon style fiery roughness that originated in the dancehalls. Together they have produced a blazing selection of 28 tracks which runs in at a non-stop 76 minutes, with guest appearances from such hip hop heavyweights as Big Daddy Kane, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Raekwon, Lil Wayne and Missy Elliott. This hot mixtape contains remixes of classic cuts ('Scenario', 'Vivrant Thing' 'God Lives Through' among them), hot collaborations and even an exclusive track from Busta Rhymes called 'Pardon My Ways', produced by Q-Tip, to be featured on Busta's new album (due in 2014), 'E.L.E. Extinction Level Event 2'. Q-Tip fans will not have to wait long for a new album as he is currently working on it right now with the working title of 'The Last Zulu' as well as producing Kanye West's next album.
Above I have included the music video for 'Thank You' by Busta Rhymes, featuring Q-Tip, Kanye West & Lil Wayne.
'The Abstract & The Dragon' mixtape is available to listen right here: