A Tribe Called Quest dropped their 6th album, We got it From Here, Thank You 4 Your service at midnight (Nov. 11.) Their first official studio release in almost two decades, the new album from Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White and the late Phife Dawg arrives a day before ATCQ is slated to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

With verses from the late Phife Dawg recorded in the months before he passed in March, We got it From Here... has understandably been announced as the final album from A Tribe Called Quest. In an interview with the New York Times, Q-Tip acknowledged how hard it had been finishing the project without his old friend.

“It’s so hard for me to sit in there and hear his voice,” Q-Tip said. “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.”

The group's first album since 1998s The Love Movement, We got it From Here... boasts a stellar lineup of guest stars that includes Busta Rhymes, Andre 3000, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar and Jack White. Considering the album now also serves as an elegy for Phife, Tribe's bittersweet return is arriving with high expectations.

You can stream We got it From Here, Thank You 4 Your service above.

 

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