Ending 2015 with a bang, Busta Rhymes has released an explosive new mixtape, featuring an all-star smorgasbord of guests from across the hip-hop landscape, including MF DOOM, Mary J Blige, Chance the Rapper, Raekwon, Rick Ross, BJ the Chicago Kid, Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, and yes, Q-Tip.
Titled The Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation, this is Busta’s first release since 2013, when he teamed up with Q-Tip for The Abstract And The Dragon.
— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) December 25, 2015
It’s one of those releases where you’re really not sure why it’s been labelled a mixtape, when it really does feel like an album. Considering the star-studded guest list, the title of ‘album’ really feels like it holds more weight to it, but hey, it’s Busta’s decision.
Although it’s been a while since Busta released his own music, he’s not been a total ghost of late. Earlier this year we saw him collaborate with Raekwon and French Montana on Wall to Wall, and he recently performed a remix of his track with A Tribe Called Quest, Scenario, at Hot 97’s Hot For The Holidays concert (which he was also hosting) alongside Tribe and members of his old group Leaders of the New School.
Either way, happy 2016 Busta fans. Download the entire mixtape right here.