A Tribe Called Quest hasn’t recorded music together since 1998’s The Love Movement. For you English majors, that’s fifteen years ago.
But apparently there’s hope. Tribe’s scuffles and tribulations were well-documented in Michael Rapaport’s documentary Beats, Rhymes, and Life, but they mended their differences and began performing together again in 2006.
Now, Q-Tip has made public his desire that Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White all appear on his next album The Last Zulu, out in 2014:
If you’re unfamiliar, A Tribe Called Quest is one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop groups of all time. Their four albums have inspired countless artists from across the musical spectrum, and their music continues to draw new generations of fans.
Here are ten classic Tribe tracks that will make you a believer. Here is why you should be excited about them reuniting:
2. "Electric Relaxation"
3. "Can I Kick It?"
4. "Like It Like That"
5. "Buggin’ Out"
7. "Bonita Applebum"
8. "Sucka N*gga"
9. "Award Tour"