After several high-profile artists dropped new releases — including JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s EVERYTHING IS LOVE, Nas’ Nasir and Kanye West’s ye — Q-Tip evidently wants in on the action.
On Saturday (June 16), the A Tribe Called Quest de facto leader tweeted, “The last Zulu aka the riot diary #ComingSoon.”
The last Zulu aka the riot diary #ComingSoon
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) June 16, 2018
“It’s gonna be me, straight up and down,” he said. “That’s the thing about ‘Ye. He respect me, I respect him. We all know what it is.”
He also described the album’s sound as “that boom-bap, unrelenting lyrical, thoughtful, edgy, street, everything” revealed Busta Rhymes contributed a verse a song called “I Wanna Thank You.”
The Last Zulu (or The Riot Diary — his tweet possibly indicates a title change) would serve as The Abstract’s first solo album since 2009’s Kamaal/The Abstract.
Although Tip didn’t reveal any more specific details at this time, his singular tweet was enough to get his fans drooling at the thought of a new solo album.
— Statik Selektah (@StatikSelekt) June 17, 2018
— Steven R. Kemp (@IAmStevenKemp) June 17, 2018
been waiting for years, lets go bro
— stypeones (@stypeones) June 17, 2018
Heaven is about to open up to our ears!!! THANK YOU ?? Q-TIP for the blessing
— David A. (@daviddion77) June 17, 2018