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MCMI REPORT: Busta Rhymes – The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation) *FREE DOWNLOAD

Busta Rhymes – The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation)

Busta Rhymes - The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation)

That’s right. Q-Tip went on vacation and Busta Rhymes dropped a solo Dragon joint without him. It’s all love though. Watch the video to see how it went down int he studio. This is not really a “mixtape” although they call it that. It’s a FREE ALBUM, you can download here, for Christmas. Happy Holidays! I’m not going to run down special guests who appear on the album. That’s irrelevant. It’s a free Busta Rhymes album. Go grab it quickly!


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Busta Rhymes – The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation)

MCMI REPORT: A Tribe Called Quest Perform “Can I Kick It” On Fallon

A Tribe Called Quest Perform “Can I Kick It” On Jimmy Fallon

A Tribe Called Quest Perform for the first time since 2013

A Tribe Called Quest has been a troubled group for years, breaking up, then reuniting for a couple of shows in 2013, then breaking up again. But now that the on-again off-again Tribe are reissuing their classic debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, marking the 25th anniversary of the classic album, they have to make some appearances to promote the release. What better way to celebrate that to perform “Can I Kick It” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?

Jimmy is a true Hip Hop head (go look up his “History of Rap” series on Youtube if you don’t watch he show much), so it was a fitting venue for a re-union. This is their first performance as ATCQ since 2013 and their first performance together on television in 15 years (according to FADER).

A Tribe Called Quest Perform

A Tribe Called Quest Perform on Jimmy Fallon

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Phife said that it was Q-Tip who did not want the group to continue the tour.

“I don’t agree with it and we’re doing the fans a great injustice by not getting together and rocking, and that’s all I can really speak on as far as that goes.”” – Phife told Rolling Stone

I hope they can iron out whatever reasons Q-tip put a stop to their touring in 2013 (according to Phife), when they were supposed to open for Kanye West for the entire Yeezus tour. I know they have their disagreements, but I think they are such a classic group that they could sustain their own tour, headlining and adding fellow Native Tongues artists, like De La Soul, Jungle Brothers and even smaller acts such as the Bush Babies. In fact, they could call it the “Native Tongues Tour”. That would be hot! Am I onto something here or am I just fantasizing?

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Busta Rhymes – Thank You ft. Q-Tip, Kanye West, Lil Wayne (Official Video)

I heard this song on SiriusXM Radio on the drive home today (big up @LordSear) and I got so hyped! Busta Rhymes is in rare form, spittin’ ferocious on this and Q-Tip bodies the track as well. I had always wondered why some MC’s had never exploited the “I wanna thank you, heavenly father …” sample for a chorus. Well now they have.

busta rhymes q-tip thank you

Kanye West and Lil Wayne both play cheerleaders to their star players. Adding their names and presence in the videos is sure to make sure the younger audience sit up and pay attention to the legendary Native Tongues representatives. Smart move. But I have a suspicion they are planning a remix with everybody’s verse, this is just the teaser. The video is pretty slick. Simple, but with a lot of ‘production value’. The beat, the personnel, the rhymes and the hype are sure to make Thank You a classic. A great vehicle to promote Busta Rhymes’ upcoming ELE2 (Extinction Level Event 2) album.


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The Roots x Q-tip x Talib Kweli ‘Electric Relaxation’ [Live]

Black Thought and Talib Kweli had fun filling in for Phife in this playful love rendition of the A Tribe Called Quest classic, Electric Relaxation. Video thanks to OkayPlayer! Q-Tip’s mic cut out for a minute, but it didn’t matter, we all knew the words. For those who were upset about the mic or Phife being absent “relax yourself girl, please settle down!”  

Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 214 – Hosted By Q-Tip

Coast2Coast Mixtape 214

The Intro of this mixtape – a medley of Q-Tip and ATCQ classics – is awesome in and of itself. Anything with Q-Tip’s name on it is worth a listen and you can listen to the whole thing at Coast2CoastMixtapes.com and download if you want it. The mixtape is comprised of brand new music from mainstream commercial artists such as Kanye West, DJ Khaled, T.I., Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, 2 Chainz and more, with a sprinkling of up and coming artists in between.

Track List after the Jump!

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