A Tribe Called Quest Reveal New Album Title

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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UPDATED: Album art added below.

In a new interview with the New York Times, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi speak on the process of recording their just announced final A Tribe Called Quest album and reveal the title and some of the notable guests that made contributions. The album, called We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service, is due out on November 11th and will feature appearances from Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, Elton John and Jack White. The article gives some background on how the project came about, prompted in part by the connection the group felt after their 2015 appearance on The Tonight Show, and the top secret recording sessions at Q-Tip’s New Jersey home.

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Video: A Tribe Called Quest Reflect On Their Legacy

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Phife, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi reflect on their legacy backstage at the Yeezus Tour stop in Brooklyn.

Previously: The Questions with Phife Dawg | A Tribe Called Quest ft. Busta Rhymes – Scenario (Live at Barclay’s Center)

Video: EVITAN (Dres & Jarobi) – P.T.I. (Occupy Wall Street)

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Dres of Black Sheep and Jarobi of ATCQ come together as the duo EVITAN (“NATIVE” backwards) and drop their debut song and video for “P.T.I.” which was shot amongst the #OWS protestors in Zucotti Park. Dres handles all of the rhyming duties while Jarobi pretty much reprises the “moral supporter/hypeman” role he played during his time with Tribe. Look out for an as yet untitled LP to drop from the duo early next year.

Previously: A Tribe Called Quest Joins Nas on Stage

Video: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (Preview)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I finally got a chance to check out the Tribe doc last night and I have to say that is one fine piece of film making they’ve put together. By now you’ve probably read a dozen reviews so there’s no need for me to reiterate how good of a documentary it is, but as you can imagine, it’s so much more to anybody who was there for the People’s Instinctive TravelsMidnight Marauders run. There are moments that literally gave me chills, like the scene where Q-Tip shows how he chopped up the “Can I Kick It” sample which then segways into some rare footage of a 1990 performance of the song in Union Square. Or when that “Excursions” baseline comes on as they’re talking about the mind state they were in when they sat down to make “Low End Theory”. Or this clip above, of Jarobi breaking down when expressing how he felt when Phife’s health took a turn for the worst. It’s nice to have a proper documentary about one of the greatest groups of all time, and it’s fascinating to hear all of the back ground shit we hadn’t previously been privy too, but it’s those little moments that take you back or help you understand how tight these guys really were at one point that makes this a must see.

You can catch Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest in select theaters this Friday.

Spotted: Complex