The as-yet-unnamed album was recorded before Phife passed away, and will surely be further proof of the inspirational MC’s continuing legacy to music.
Tribe leader Q-Tip has taken to Instagram to post an extended message, reflecting on their time without Phife and unveiling that the album will be released in two weeks time, on Friday, 11th November. Pitchfork also reports that the album is set to feature Busta Rhymes and Consequence.
“This time last year, myself, Jarobi, Ali and Phife had the extreme pleasure of performing on The Tonight Show. It was our first TV performance in 18 years,” Q-Tip writes.
“It was also the night of the Paris bombing…Nov. 13th…A unseasonably warm night in NYC.”
He went on to reveal that after the show they felt a pull to head back into the studio and start writing new music.
“It was coming together nicely and as you may know we lost our BROTHER may GOD REST HIS SOUL on March 22nd. But he left us with the blueprint of what we had to do,” he writes.
“So we collected ourselves and along tribesmen, Busta and Cons…we completed what will be, obviously the final A TRIBE CALLED QUEST ALBUM! No this isn’t filled with old Phife bars…this is that pure, unstepped on pure!! And on November 11th, 2016 we will complete our paths of rhythm.”
Read the post in full, below.
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