Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes go back. Like way back, to when the Native Tongues were actually still a thing and we all knew the latter MC for his wild-as-hell verses, including his breakthrough rhymes on the “Scenario” remix. Sigh, weren’t those the days? Sure they were. Now, more than 20 years and multiple collaborations later, the two have finally teamed up for a joint project. It’s The Abstract & The Dragon mixtape, which gets its name from Busta’s aforementioned “Scenario” explosion and Tip’s oft-used nickname.
To be completely clear, this isn’t necessarily a new project, by the strict definition of the word. Rather, it’s a collection of their work together over the years with some actually-new material on it, including “Thank You” and “Butch & Sundance“, among others. And even though this might not be the holy-crap-it’s-an-actual-album-from-Tip-and-Busta release you probably wanted, it’s still one hell of a free gift from two of the greatest of our time.
You can stream/download the mixtape below.
Download: Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes – The Abstract & The Dragon [LiveMixtapes]