Busta Rhymes is making a tribute to his late buddy and frequent collaborator. The rapper will release an online mixtape titled 'Dillagence' which will contain unreleased materials from singer/producer J. Dilla.
Rhymes worked on the mixtape with DJ Mick Boogie who initially came up with the idea. "When I called Busta with this idea, he was so excited," said Mick Boogie. "One day I woke up and my in-box was flooded with songs and songs of crazy Busta/Dilla material. I'm honored to be a part of this project."
Rhymes and Dilla had been working together in many of Rhymes' albums dating back to the 1997's 'When Disaster Strikes' up to the 2006's 'The Big Bang', the year which Dilla died of Lupus complication.
The mixtape will be released exclusively on Mickboogie.com starting from November 27. Featured collaborators include Talib Kweli, Rah Digga and Cassidy.
"Dilla left so much incredible music behind with me personally," Busta Rhymes told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "It's almost like he knew I was a vessel for him, and would be able to continue to champion his movement."