Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar Featured on A Tribe Called Quest’s New Album ‘We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service’
Last week, Q-Tip made a major announcement in sharing that A Tribe Called Quest would be releasing their final album on Nov. 11, writing, "It was coming together nicely and as you may know we lost our BROTHER may GOD REST HIS SOUL on March 22nd. But he left us with the blueprint of what we had to do."
Now, as that date approaches, more details of the album have come out, Q-Tip and Jarobi White speaking to the New York Times about what fans can expect from the record, which is titled We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service. According to the piece, all four Tribe members are features, as will be Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Jack White and Busta Rhymes.
In the emotional Times piece, André 3000 credits Tip's influence on major rappers today: “Tip’s kind of like the father of all of us, like me, Kanye, Pharrell. When you’re a kid, it’s kind of like, O.K., who am I going to be? Can I be Eazy-E? Nah. But Q-Tip? Yeah. He seems more like a common kind of person.”
The process of making the album is also discussed, and it's revealed that Phife was flying from Oakland to New Jersey to record the album with the other Tribe members. “Doing this album killed him,” says Jarobi. “And he was very happy to go out like that.”
Back in April, Chris Rock posted a photo to Instagram of himself, Andre 3000, Jack White, Jarobi and more, saying they were working on Andre's album, but it's clear now based on the album features what was really going down. When asked about the photo and others taken at Q-Tip's house that night, Queen Latifah said at the time, "I think it’s important for the hip-hop heads and the world to keep their eye on what’s coming out of this area in the coming months. Some good stuff happening.”
We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service drops in nine days.
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