Final A Tribe Called Quest Album To Be Released!!
Fans of real hip-hop received some amazing news last week – A Tribe Called Quest will release one last album in November!!
In an open letter to fans posted on Facebook, Tribe member Q-Tip revealed that the trio began working on the album before the untimely passing of Tribe member Phife Dawg in March from complications related to diabetes. According to Tip, the group’s performance last year on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon brought about the new music. “It was our first TV performance in 18 years,” Tip wrote. “The energy for us that night was one that we hadn’t experienced on stage together in some time!”
“As we left 30 Rock I felt the need, we all did, to get back to the studio and start that cookup!! So we got to it,” he continued after revealing that their Tonight Show appearance was the same night as the terrorist attack in Paris. “It was coming together nicely and as you may know we lost our brother, may God rest his soul on March 22. But he left us with the blueprint of what we had to do.”
The new Tribe music drops November 11 featuring the group’s longtime collaborator Busta Rhymes and Consequence.