Jack White, Elton John Among Guests on New A Tribe Called Quest Album
A Tribe Called Quest have revealed more details about their final album, including the record's impressive list of guest contributors, which features Jack White, Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar and, perhaps most surprisingly, Elton John.
We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service has been revealed as the album's name. The title was suggested by Phife Dawg, the ATCQ member who died during the secret recording of the long-awaited reunion album. "I don't know," Q-Tip answered when asked about the meaning of the phrase. "We're just going with it because he liked it."
Q-Tip also revealed how challenging it was to finish the album after losing Phife, who succumbed to a long battle with Type 2 diabetes in March. "It's so hard for me to sit in there and hear his voice," he told the The New York Times. "Sometimes I just have to like take a break and walk away. It gets heavy. It doesn't necessarily get sad, it just gets heavy. I literally feel the energy from him when I hear his voice."
The creative chemistry between White and the group gave the record an important boost. "We recorded so many tracks and ideas," Q-Tip explained. "It's one of those scenarios where we're so excited to finally work together that it was exploding in a whole different direction."
We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service hits stores on Nov. 11. It will be A Tribe Called Quest's first album since 1998's The Love Movement.
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