( 4UMF NEWS ) Features Revealed For ATCQ Album:
A Tribe Called Quest is set to release it’s first album in nearly two decades with the help of several eclectic talents.
Q-Tip and Jarobi White revealed details of the project, which includes collaborations with Andre 3000, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John and Busta Rhymes.
The album, “We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service,” was named after a phrase from the group’s late member Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor, who passed away on March 22 after fighting complications with diabetes.
“We recorded so many tracks and ideas,” the hip-hop group member Jarobi White told the NY Times, breaking the exciting news.
“It’s one of those scenarios where we’re so excited to finally get to work together that it was exploding in a whole different direction. We really didn’t know what we were doing, it was just a ‘hurry up and press record’ kind of moment,” he added.
Another guest, Busta Rhymes, told the paper that the artists threw their ideas around together and wanted to celebrate Phife Dawg in a big way.
“I had no idea that his days was numbered,” Q-Tip recalled while the pioneers were recording the album. “I just want to celebrate him, you know?”
The album will be released Nov. 11.