For years, fans have pleaded with Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad to find it within themselves to reunite for one more go around as A Tribe Called Quest. Although their sporadic stints performing as a trio on stage have given most fans a sense of satisfaction, a new album would be ideal.

Unfortunately, it will never happen.

After the group performed at Rock The Bells in New York this past weekend, Q-Tip told Eurweb that the group will never record a new album again.     

“It will never, ever happen. We don’t want to be one of those groups that comes back 15 years later and puts out an album that’s not that good. It’s why the Beatles never got back together,” he said.

Although the statement is easily understandable, the notion that Tribe will never record again is disheartening to most fans who anticipated a new album in light of their recent reunions on stage over the past few years.

For now, continue checking for A Tribe Called Quest on the Rock The Bells tour.