A Tribe Called Quest is making their way back into the wondrous world of music.
On November 11, the group will release what will be their first album in 18 years through Epic Records. The LP is perfectly titled: “We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service.”
The group’s sixth studio will feature all four group members, including late member, Phife Dawg, who died in March 2016 after a long battle with Type 1 diabetes.
According to member Q-Tip, 19 hours before Phife’s untimely death, they were on the phone together talking about music for this very project. “Yo, make sure you send me that beat. I’ve got to put some verses to it. That beat is fire,” Tip told the New York Times about how the conversation went.
Tip said, “I had no idea that his days was numbered … I just want to celebrate him, you know?”
According to the expose published by the Times, the project will also include a slew of collaborations, including André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Jack White and Busta Rhymes.