When Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip teamed up on the soulful fast-rap clinic “Thank You” earlier this month, both of them sounded better than they have in years. And so it’s awesome that the two are teaming up on a collaborative mixtape called The Abstract & The Dragon next month. “Thank You” had Lil Wayne and Kanye West doing hypeman duties, and both of them, as well as some notable cameo types (did I see Delonte West in there?) are in the brand-new “Thank You” video. Visually, it’s mostly girls-and-sparkly-bottles rap boilerplate, but the considerable charisma of the principal figures is plenty enough to make it worth your time. Also, Busta appears to be growing his braids back, which can only be a good thing. Watch it below.
The Abstract & The Dragon is expected 12/12, and Busta’s album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2 is also apparently on the way.