Q-Tip announced on social media Thursday night that a new Tribe Called Quest album is coming our way Nov. 11th. He writes the group was inspired by a reunion performance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." which sadly coincided with the Nov. 13th Paris attacks last year. The to-be-named LP will be their "final A Tribe Called Quest album," writes Q-Tip, and will feature Busta Rhymes and Consequence.
The last released LP from the MC collective of Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White and the late Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor was in 1998 with "The Love Movement." And while Phife, who passed in March, was not able to finish the album with the remaining members, Q-Tip says the rapper left "the blue print of what we had to do." He also noted, it won't be "filled with old Phife Bars.... This is that pure, unstepped on pure!!"
Rumors that A Tribe Called Quest were planning to drop a secret album first surfaced when Epic Records' CEO L.A. Reid confirmed the group had recorded new material before Phife's death during an August radio interview. While he declined to expand on the album's details, Reid praised his friendship with Q-Tip and noted, "I’m really happy about it, man. It’s really something special." Indeed.