A Tribe Called Quest Bid Farewell With “The Space Program” Video
After performing their final show in New York City last year, A Tribe Called Quest has now dropped what they say is their last music video ever. On March 30, the group shared the visuals for the song "The Space Program," which is featured on the their 2016 album, We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service.
Directed by Warren Fu, the futuristic video finds Q-Tip waking up in a space station as a mysterious man looks on. Elsewhere in the eight-minute video, scenes of riots and police brutality play as the words "I Can't Breathe" appear on the screen. The visuals also feature a number of guest appearances from Questlove, Anderson. Paak, Vince Staples, Common, Pharrell and more.
"The Space Program" video is part of a collaboration between ATCQ and Pharrell William's Billionaire Boys Club. The collection of clothing features hoodies, t-shirts, patches and a limited-edition leather varsity jacket. The collection also features a black hoodie with the words "FOR MALIK..."—a tribute to the late Phife Dawg.
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1, Q-Tip spoke about the group and Phife Dawg, saying he still misses the late rapper. "I miss my boy," Q-Tip said. "I miss not speaking to him for four months and then finally speaking to him on the fifth month. That was my friend since my first friend since we were 4 years old."
Check out a clip of "The Space Program" below and head to Apple Music to watch the full video.
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