A Tribe Called Quest Look to Have Their First No. 1 Album in Over 20 Years
A Tribe Called Quest might land their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in over 20 years.
According to industry forecasters, their new project We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service will earn about 120,000 equivalent album units by Thursday (Nov. 17), likely attaining the No. 1 spot. The last time ATCQ had a chart-topping release was with Beats, Rhymes and Life in 1996.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums each week based on "multi-metric consumption," which consists of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums. The new top 10 is slated to drop on Billboard's website on Sunday (Nov. 20).
In other Tribe-related news, the legendary rap group delivered an incredible show on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, performing “We the People…” and “The Space Program" from the new project. Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White showed the world their rap skills are intact, and Consequence and Busta Rhymes joined them on stage for “The Space Program.”
In case you missed it, check out the 20 Best Lyrics From A Tribe Called Quest's We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. On "Melatonin," Q-Tip spits, “My mother said a lotta lives were shooting, her Bible was like her toolie/Peasy headed and unruly, I made her think she got to me/Follow in the trail of reefer and niggas talking through speakers/Fattest laces through my sneakers, and rap is for ghetto preachers."
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