Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, André 3000 & Jack White Featured On Final ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ Album
OK so A Tribe Called Quest‘s return with one final album isn’t quite fit for coverage on a pop site that deals in Meghan Trainor and Britney Spears. But, today in a New York Times feature with the iconic group’s surviving members Q-Tip, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, they revealed the big names set to appear on the album, and those names place it firmly in the pop news realm.
We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service is out November 11, and it’ll feature Elton John (who was on MBDTF and loves Young Thug), Kendrick Lamar (Kendrick and ATCQ were both openers on the Yeezus tour), their old pal Busta Rhymes, André 3000 (who’s put together his most prolific year since Outkast were still making music) and Jack White (who also appeared on Lemonade this year). Since Q-Tip is on G.O.O.D. Music it’s a little odd that there’s no apparent Kanye West involvement.
Based on the NYT story, it seems White had a large hand in the whole album, the group’s sixth. It was recorded just before founding member Phife Dawg died suddenly from diabetes complications on March 22.
Read the feature here and check out when Tip joined Jack for a couple songs at Madison Square Garden last year.