A Tribe Called Quest‘s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge have announced a new album.
Titled The Midnight Hour, the collaborative project has been in the works since 2013. The album will feature a full orchestra and a rhythm section as well as contributions from Raphael Saadiq, Questlove, Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, Digable Planets‘ Ladybug Mecca, and others.
The Midnight Hour is out June 8 via Younge’s Linear Labs label. Ahead of the album’s release, the duo has released its first single, “Questions.” The track features CeeLo Green. Check out a tracklist for the album below.
“They let us run wild on this thing, and let us act as if we were artists and not hired employees. This is something that’s 13 episodes and we just went in and tried to make 13 albums really quickly. So the music is something that serves as the nucleus of hip-hop culture. Hip-hop came from the sampling of breaks and all that stuff, and we created the score from the perspective of vinyl culture which is the source material for hip-hop,” Younge said. “So, all the kind of music that hip-hop was sampling was the kind of music we created, in addition to creating hip-hop stuff for the series. It’s one of the best experiences I’ve ever had composing.”
1. Black Beacon
2. Mare ft. Ladybug Mecca
3. It’s You ft. Raphael Saadiq
4. Questions ft. CeeLo Green
5. So Amazing ft. Luther Vandross
6. Gate 54
7. Do It Together ft. Bilal
8. Redneph in B Minor
9. Better Endeavor
10. Smiling For Me ft. Karolina
11. Don’t Keep Me Waiting ft. Marsha Ambrosius
12. Bitches Do Voodoo ft. Angela Muno
13. Possibilities ft. Eryn Allen Kane
15. Dans Un Moment D’errance ft. Laetitia Sadier, Questlove & Keyon Harrold
16. Love is Free ft. Eryn Allen Kane
17. Together Again ft. No I
18. Feel Alive ft. Karolina & Loren Oden
19. There Is No Greater Love ft. Loren Oden & Saudia Yasmein