Q-Tip, J. Period Drop Free Mixtape 'The [Abstract] Best'

AllHipHop Staff

Rapper/producer and former Tribe Called Quest front man Q-Tip is celebrated on a new mixtape produced in collaboration with DJ Period.

Titled The [Abstract] Best, J. Period's latest mixtape is a combination of tracks from Q-Tip's deep catalog, as well as remixes, interviews and new tracks from a list of popular MC's, who pay homage to the Queens, New York rap star.

Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, Skillz, Talib Kweli, Prince Paul, Consequence, Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought, ?uestlove, Black Sheep, Kid Cudi, Blu and others are among the list of rappers featured on the mixtape, which was made available for free download today (February 10).

“I greatly appreciate the time and dedication J.Period has put into this mixtape,” Q-Tip said of the collaboration. “He has pulled together an amazing group of contributing artists, and I am honored that my music has been inspirational to all of them. The feeling is mutual.”

The [Abstract] Best is the follow up to the track "Q-Tip for President," which their pair released in November in celebration of President Barack Obama.

The track went on to receive over 100,000 downloads, prompting another collaboration between Q-Tip and J. Period.

“Q-Tip has inspired a generation of Hip-Hop artists and fans, and I am no exception," J.Period said of the collaboration. “In an era of short attention spans, there is a reason why Q-Tip’s legacy has survived so long: like any great artist, his music has substance. I hope this tape shows why his name should be mentioned among Hip-Hop’s all-time greats."

Additionally, fans who purchase a limited edition Abstract Best T-Shirt designed by Fuse Green, will receive a free copy of The [Abstract] Best Vol. 2.

Both versions of the mixtape, as well as outtakes and exclusive interviews, are available for free with the purchase of J.Period’s latest line of 1gB Flash Drives engraved with the phrase "Mixtapes Are Not A Crime."

Q-Tip's latest solo album The Renaissance is in stores now.