Monday, August 22, 2016

Music News: A Tribe Called Quest Set To Release New Album

The death of late great rapper Phife Dawg in March ended any hope that A Tribe Called Quest fans had in ever seeing the hip hop group get back together. Recently however, famed music producer L.A. Reid has hinted at the possibility of a new album. Speaking to the Rap Radar Podcast last week, the Epic Records CEO, not only revealed that a new A Tribe Called Quest album was recorded, but that it would be released “very soon.” Reid said that the LP is "a brand new album that they recorded before Phife Dawg passed away. Reid insisted that this posthumous released was in fact a new album and not a compilation of unreleased tracks and other recordings from the band's Nineties' work. A Tribe Called Quest members have not commented on Reid's claims on any social media platform. This will be A Tribe Called Quest's first release since The Love Movement back in 1998, which the group said would be their last. However, over the following 18 years they performed together live occasionally. Their final appearance before Phife Dawg's death was a stellar one of "Can I Kick It?" on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon(See below).