A Tribe Called Quest’s last-ever album will feature Jack White, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar and more
Seminal ’90s hip hop act A Tribe Called Quest are set to release their new album We Got This Covered, Thank You For Your Service next week — their first in 18 years.
Ahead of the release, group members Q-Tip and Jarobi White spoke to The New York Times about the new album and the tragic passing of the group’s own Phife Dawg. Among other details, such as the group’s reconciliation and anecdotes from recording at Q-Tip’s studio, the pair confirmed a star-studded tracklist on the new record, which features the likes of Jack White, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, and Busta Rhymes — the latter of which notably contributed to the 1992 posse cut, “Scenario.”
We Got This Covered, Thank You For Your Service marks A Tribe Called Quest’s last-ever album, and features all four original members of the group, including Phife Dawg, who recorded the album just before passing in March of this year.
Q-Tip expressed his difficultly with finishing the album writing, “It’s so hard for me to sit in there and hear his voice. Sometimes I just have to like take a break and walk away. It gets heavy. It doesn’t necessarily get sad, it just gets heavy. I literally feel the energy from him when I hear his voice.”
We Got This Covered, Thank You For Your Service is out on November 11. Listen to a classic A Tribe Called Quest cut below: