As 2016 nears its close, there has been much to weep about the year in retrospect. The loss of several music legends, racial injustices and civic travesties that continue to divide and conquer communities in America and abroad, as well as various other deplorable moments in the news that have shaken lives across the world. But the Hip Hop community can curve their pain by enjoying the once-improbable A Tribe Called Quest reunion album We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service released today (November 10).
The iconic Queens, New York quartet of Q-Tip, the late Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, and Jarobi couldn’t have collectively arrived at a better time with their final album. The 16-track opus, their first in 18 years since their fifth LP The Love Movement, follows in the wake of the most shocking presidential election upset in modern history.
ATCQ’s sixth album arrived one year after their 25th anniversary of their classic debut album People’s Instinctive Travels Through The Paths of Rhythm. In an interview with the New York Times, the group’s lead MC/producer Q-Tip stated that this final album was inspired from the positive energy to continue following their first TV appearance in 19 years when they performed together on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in November 2015.
You can enjoy the features from Kendrick Lamar, Sir Elton John, André 3000, and Jack White as well on the finale of their legendary discography above. You can purchase the album on iTunes.
(This article was last updated November 10, 2016 and is as follows.)
With the gloom of the presidential election results looming, Hip Hop fans can brighten their day by getting excited for A Tribe Called Quest’s We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service album release this Friday (November 11).
The legendary group revealed the tracklist as the project is now available for pre-order on iTunes. The LP is made up of 16 songs split into two discs. The features are not listed, but it has been reported that Kendrick Lamar, André 3000 and Stevie Wonder will appear on Tribe’s final album. The project will include new Phife Dawg material that was recorded prior to his death in March of complications due to diabetes.
Tribe also changed the cover art for We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service. Check that out and the tracklist below.
- The Space Program
- We The People….
- Whateva Will Be
- Solid Wall of Sound
- Dis Generation
- Black Spasmodic
- The Killing Season
- Lost Somebody
- Movin Backwards
- Conrad Tokyo
- The Donald
(This article was last updated November 3, 2016 and is as follows.)
A Tribe Called Quest is preparing to make its swan song with the release of We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service.
The group’s official Twitter account shared the album’s cover art less than a week after announcing the project is set for a November 11 release.
The We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service cover art pays homage to Tribe’s sophomore album, The Low End Theory and brings the project into the modern era with a woman taking a selfie.
The group’s last LP, which will feature new Phife Dawg verses, is also set to feature André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes and Elton John.
Pre-order We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service here and check out the cover art below.
(This article was first published October 27, 2016 and is as follows.)
In August, Epic Records exec L.A. Reid teased all of us by revealing that A Tribe Called Quest had one more album to put out after founding member Phife Dawg passed away in March.
Today (October 27), Q-Tip confirmed a Hip Hop fan’s greatest dream, that the group did in fact reunite for a final album. The New York legend posted a handwritten note to A Tribe Called Quest’s social media to share that the four members, including Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, felt inspired by performing together for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon a year ago and also touched by the Paris bombings. So they hit the studio and cooked up the final A Tribe Called Quest album.
The project features Busta Rhymes and Consequence and is set for a November 11 release date when “we will complete our paths of rhythm.”
— ATCQ (@ATCQ) October 28, 2016