Free Mixtape from Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip (The Abstract and The Dragon)

Last week Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest fame and Busta Rhymes released a collaborative mixtape which is appropriately titled The Abstract and the Dragon. You can enjoy the smooth, boom bap sounds right here or download it for free on their website

It’s good to hear some of that Native Tongues Posse sound again! The Abstract and The Dragon album is filled with classics from over the past 20+ years, but don’t worry, there’s also some remixes and new collaborations.

Executive production was handled by Shaheem Reid and there are guest appearances by Redman, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Raekwon, Big Daddy Kane, Missy Elliot, Leaders of the New School, and Talib Kweli on the classic J Dilla track Lightworks.

Be on the look out for new music from Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip as both are due to release solo albums in 2014. Busta is releasing on E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2) and Q-Tip is working on The Last Zulu.

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 Shit
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)

Ready for some F U N!? Funky, Unique, New

DJ Simple

The last few days I’ve been enjoying a party mix from DJ Simple (Buffalo, NY). There’s a few parts I especially like, including the juggling of the first song “I’m Ill” to shout Simple’s name and a Ludacris track smoothly mixed over a dubstep version of Ginuwine’s “My Pony” beat. Somehow it just works!

From the artist:

About the mix: Released in early 2011, DJ Simple aims to create a fun party atmosphere for everyone in attendance while remaining unique in his track selection and mixing style. This mix is guaranteed FUN! The only thing that would be better than playing this mix at your next party would be to have Simple himself rocking the crowd!

Click to download the MP3 goodness of DJ Simple – FUN (Funky, Unique, New) Enjoy! (Right click -> Save As to download)

Beatboxing Owls and krNfx in Telus Commercials

[UPDATE Dec 3, 2013: The original YouTube videos are no longer available. At this time you can still watch the commercial at the following link, but the page is in Chinese so I make no guarantees about the other content. ]

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Check out IAW’s buddy (and not to mention Canadian beatbox champion) krNfx featured in the new series of Telus mobile commercials! The first one (to my knowledge) is above and one of the newer ones is below.

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Have you seen any of these on TV lately?

Check him out on the krNfx Facebook Page!

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