Still innovating nearly thirty years since A Tribe Called Quest’s debut, Q-Tip’s verse on “Hit Man” might just be sound effects, but it hits unexpectedly, proving that The Abstract is still pushing the barriers.

Linking up with DJ Premier for the long-awaited posthumous Gang Starr record, Q-Tip joins the late Guru for what feels like a 90s rap renaissance, and Tip’s nostalgic “doo-pa doo-pa” drum sounds are just icing on the cake.

Read the lyrics via Genius and listen to Q-Tip on Gang Starr’s “Hit Man” below.

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