On Thursday (Oct. 18), Busta Rhymes took to Instagram to make a big announcement about his former Flipmode Squad. After 20 years, the group joined forces to bring fans the new single, “Flipmode Squad Meets The Conglomerate.”
‘This is a very historical moment,” Busta, 46, wrote as he talked about the merger between Flipmode and The Conglomerate.
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THIS IS A VERY HISTORICAL MOMENT!!!!! FIRST TIME TWO CLIQUES FROM THE SAME LEGACY!!!! 20 YEARS APART!!!!! NO OTHER MOVEMENT HAS EVER DONE THIS, EVER!!!!!!! ALL ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF BOTH CLIQUES!!!! LET ME JUST ADD, THIS IS THE 1ST RELEASE FROM FLIPMODE IN 20 YEARS!!!!!! AND WHAT BETTER WAY THAN TO DO IT THAN TO DO IIR WITH THE CONGLOMERATE 💥💥💥💥💥#FLIPMODESQUAD #THECONGLOMERATE!! WOOOOOOOW!!!! GOD IS THE GREATEST!!!!! WE ARE ONLY DOING THIS FOR THE CULTURE!!!!! NO OTHER REASON WHAT SO EVER!!!!!! WE LOVE THIS SHIT TOO MUCH!!!!! #FLIPMODESQUADMEETSTHECONGLOMERATE IS AVAILABLE AND STREAMING EVERYWHERE RIGHT NOW!!!
After more than a decade apart, the single reconnects Busta, Rah Digga, Rampage, Spliff Star, Baby Sham and Lord Have Mercy with O.T. Genasis, J-Doe, Trillian, Prayah and Aaron Cooks. DJ Scratch holds down the beat.
The track is reminiscent of a ’90s cypher without the pressures of a battle. The MCs body this old school beat with recollections of friendships and loyalty. Within four minutes of pass and serves, the group members effortlessly perform their bars as they whip up the next 16 on a silver platter. In an interview with HipHopDX, Busta also confirmed that a new album is in the works.
As Flipmode celebrates more than 20 years of unity, stream “Flipmode Squad Meets The Conglomerate” below.