"After that, that’s it, for the rest of our lives”
Q-Tip has said that A Tribe Called Quest‘s final album, which was released last week, and a “possible” world tour will be “it” for the group – “for the rest of our lives.”
The New York hip-hop collective released their first album in 18 years last Friday (November 11). ‘We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’, which features contributions from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, André 3000 and Jack White, will be A Tribe Called Quest’s final album together after founding member Phife Dawg passed away in March.
In a new interview with Billboard, fellow founding member Q-Tip spoke about the future of ATCQ, hinting that the remaining members may embark on a final world tour to accompany the release of ‘We Got It From Here’.
Emphasising that the group would definitely disband for the final time in respect to Phife, Q-Tip said: “This is our last record, and we’ll probably do a world tour. After that, that’s it, for the rest of our lives.”
Q-Tip also spoke about the decision to finish ‘We Got It From Here’ after Phife passed.
“It was sensory overload,” the 46-year-old said about his fellow MC, who finished recording his parts for the album shortly before his death. “It was Phife who spearheaded this whole project — all we could do is make dope music and celebrate our man.”
A Tribe Called Quest were the musical guests on last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, which was guest hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle. Watch their performance of ‘We The People…’ and ‘The Space Programme’ here.