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Hip-Hop’s Finest: Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip’s ‘The Abstract and The Dragon’ Mixtape


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 new mixtape “The Abstract and the Dragon.” Busta released a video for the track “Thank You” last month that created plenty of buzz among hip-hop fans, and now the mixtape is here.

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“After old rap guys Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip reunited on the excellent new tracks “Thank You” and “Butch & Sundance,” with both of them sounding absolutely reinvigorated, expectations were high for their new mixtape The Abstract & The Dragon. As it turns out, the new tape is not an all-new and full-length, which is what most of us were hoping for. Still, it’s a deeply fun listen: A compilation of all their collaborations throughout the years (and there have been a lot of them), mixed in with a few new collabs, some skits where they’re happily talking to each other, and a few surprises like a version of a Tribe Called Quest’s “Oh My God” with a verse from Busta. (He was just on the hook on the original track.)”

Both Busta and Q-Tip are also busy working other projects as well, so it was great that they made time for The Abstract and the Dragon Mixtape. Busta is currently working on his new album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event 2), a follow up to his 1998 classic. And Q-Tip recently announced that he will be producing Kanye West’s next album along with Rick Rubin, which Kanye hopes to be out by next summer.

Stream the new Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s The Abstract and the Dragon mixtape below and check out the track listings:

Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract and The Dragon (Tracklisting):

1. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Intro
2. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Busta Rhymes – God Lives Through
3. Q-Tip Feat. Busta Rhymes – Gettin’ Up (DJ Scratch Remix)
4. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Busta Rhymes & Redman – Steppin’ It Up
5. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip, Lil Wayne & Kanye West – Thank You (Kid Capri Remix)
6. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Always Add On (Interlude)
7. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract & The Dragon
8. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Busta Rhymes – Wild Hot
9. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Speaks (Skit)
10. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Busta Rhymes – One Two Sh**
11. Bust Rhymes & Q-Tip – We Taking Off
12. Q-Tip Feat. Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & Lil Wayne – Renaissance Rap (Remix)
13. Q-Tip Feat. Busta Rhymes – Get Down
14. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Butch & Sundance
15. Shaheem Reid – Speaks (Skit)
16. Busta Rhymes – Pardon My Ways (ELE 2 Exclusive)
17. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming (Skit)
18. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip – For The Nasty
19. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Come On Down (Skit)
20. Big Daddy Kane Feat. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Come On Down
21. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – J Dilla (Skit)
22. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip – You Can’t Hold The Torch
23. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip & Talib Kweli – Lightworks
24. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Chris Lighty (Skit)
25. Q-Tip Feat. Busta Rhymes & Missy Elliott – Vivrant Thing
26. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip – Ill Vibe
27. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Leaders Of The New School – Scenario
28. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Hood & Leaders Of The New School – Scenario (Remix)

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  1. Lenore Christian says:

    love this mixtape……hot

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