Fans React to A Tribe Called Quest’s New Album ‘We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’
The release of the legendary group’s first studio album since 1998 has hip-hop fans in a frenzy. The 16-track body of work contains features from big-name artists including André 3000, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes and Talib Kweli.
Tribe’s legacy in hip-hop was already cemented thanks to classic ’90s albums like People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Now, fans far and wide are reacting positively to their new project. As a result, XXL has compiled a gallery of these fan reactions, which you can view above.
Of course, Phife Dawg died back in March, and it’s unfortunate he won’t be here to experience the release of the new project. Q-Tip announced the new album last month in a tweet and gave Phife a shout-out, saying, “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.”
XXL got an advanced listen of the album a few days ago. At the album’s listening party, Q-Tip spoke about how the crew recaptured its youthful artistry while creating We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. “The drapings of ageism and questions of where we’re at, that shit flew out the fucking window,” Q-Tip said. “We just locked in. We became fucking kids again.”
If you want to catch them on live television, A Tribe Called Quest will take their talents to the Saturday Night Live stage tomorrow (Nov. 12).
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