18 years after The Love Movement was released, A Tribe Called Quest is finally reuniting to release its final album.
The iconic Queens rap group announced the new project with a handwritten note penned in black and gold marker by Q-Tip. The album is due on November 11.
According to the letter, the group was inspired to get back into the studio after performing on The Tonight Show last year. It was their first television appearance in over 18 years.
“As we left 30 Rock I felt the need, we all did, to get back to the studio and start that cookup!!” Q-Tip wrote. “So we got to it!!”
The group began working on the album last November. Though Phife Dawg passed away in March due to complications from diabetes, the group came together and finish the project with the help of Busta Rhymes and Consequence.
The news shouldn’t come as a complete surprise since Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid hinted at the forthcoming album back in August.
“It’s something special. It’s one of the things I’m most excited about over everything we’re working on,” he said on the Rap Radar Podcast.
“We will complete our paths of rhythm,” Q-Tip concluded in his letter. “Join us!”
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