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On November 11th, A Tribe Called Quest will release their final studio album, according to a heartfelt, handwritten note Q-Tip delivered last week. The announcement alone was enough to send the music world into a frenzy, but today new details arrive by way of a New York Times profile, written by the ever-intrepid Toure. First, the album has a name, We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service, approved by the late Phife Dawg. The piece also reveals a star-powered guest list for Tribe’s coup de grace, including Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Elton John and, of course, honorary tribesman, Busta Rhymes.
The piece sheds light on how the group rallied following their Tonight Show performance late last year and recorded the entirety of the record in Tip’s home studio with no phoned-in verses from anyone, confirming the presence of all four members on their final record. The piece itself is more than worth your time and will surely invoke a strong emotional response. Again, the final A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here, Thank You For Service, arrives via Epic Records on November 11th. We’ll have more details as they arrive. Head over to The Shop for all of your Tribe vinyl needs.