Thanks to The Leaders of the New School and A Tribe Called Quest, the affiliation between Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip goes back before the former even started recording. So, to say The Abstract + The Dragon is a long time coming is a gross understatement.
This mixtape contains a bit of everything, some older collaborations between the pair, as well as some unreleased material and a few new records to seal the deal. Their mutual respect runs deep, as the admiration they share for each other has become very evident during the promo runs for the project.
Thus far, we’ve only been graced with “Thank You,” an all-around stellar effort from Tip and Busta, and if it’s an indication of more to come, then this project could really be something worth reckoning with. But as far as the rest of the material, it sounds like it easily fits on the Rock The Bells stage, thanks to some of the throwback, decades-old songs that finally see the light of day. Any fan of the ’80s and ’90s is in for a treat with The Abstract + The Dragon.