Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip “The Abstract And The Dragon” Mixtape Download & Stream
Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip team up for their collaborative mixtape, The Abstract & The Dragon, Presented by The Conglomerate Ent., Mr. Incognito Inc. and Executive Produced by Shaheem Reid. The 28-track tape is laced with dope new collaborations, remixes and old school hits of their own (“Scenario,” “Vivrant Thing”) with Features from Redman, Big Daddy Kane, Missy Elliott and more.
What we have here is a brotherhood. A friendship that extends past music, but also has an extensive musical history. The Abstract & The Dragon is more-so a compilation of their work over the years with new records sprinkled in. Another cool aspect about the mixtape is that both also add verses to classic records like Busta hops on A Tribe Called Quest’s “God Lives Through.” It’s a great example of what a mixtape represents. Features from Redman, Big Daddy Kane, Missy Elliott and more.
Busta Rhymes, formerly of Leaders Of The New School, and Q-Tip, a member of A Tribe Called Quest, have collaborated extensively throughout their careers, including the 1991 A Tribe Called Quest song “Scenario.” On the song, Busta Rhymes references a dragon in his lyrics, which is likely where his “The Dragon” moniker comes from. Q-Tip, who has produced material for Busta Rhymes throughout his solo recording career, has referred to himself as “The Abstract Poet” throughout his career.
The mixtape, The Abstract and the Dragon serves as a both look back and a reintroduction to the one-two punch of Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip, who’ve been frequent collaborators for over 20 years. Accompanied by a few skits, tributes and a typically animated Busta Rhymes rant, The Abstract And The Dragon mostly consists of throwback deep cuts, essentials and remixes sprinkled with some new material. This project may seem like a cop out to some, but it serves as a reminder of why these MCs are considered two of the greatest. “This is a gift from us to ya’ll,” said Busta Rhymes. “Something to hold ya’ll over for the holiday season, bringing that real feel-good boom-bap shit back to life.”
“The whole mixtape is basically an embodiment of our entire relationship lifeline, from the very first record we ever recorded to the very last record that we’ve been recording in this last week and a half of exclusive new joints that world has not gotten yet.” Busta also threw in a snippet of a new record titled “Pardon My Ways“ (Track 16), which will be appearing on his E.L.E. 2 album due out 2014. ”We come together, it’s that unconquerable, it’s that unstoppable, it’s that undefeatable, it’s that unfuckwitable, representing that real hip-hop, that real boom-bap.” Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have been making hip-hop classics since they collaborated on Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario”. Now the two New York rap legends are back together for their mixtape The Abstract And The Dragon.
Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip share a tremendous history together which all started with the 1991 hit song ‘Scenario‘ off A Tribe Called Quest’s classic The Low End Theory. Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have frequently collaborated during the 22 years since “Scenario“. What makes The Abstract & The Dragon incredibly unique is that its their first official collaborative release. The two have an undeniable chemistry when they get together and do a track. The Abstract & The Dragon is a sprawling 28 track history lesson of their work together featuring previously released songs and remixes. Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have also included a handful of brand new tracks which don’t disappoint. Follow on Twitter @BustaRhymes @QtipTheAbstract @ShaheemReid @MedievalBeatz Rap Beats
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