Q-Tip Wants An A Tribe Called Quest Reunion For His ‘Last Zulu’ LP

(AllHipHop News) Legendary Hip-Hop group A Tribe Called Quest has not released an album together since 1998’s The Love Movement, but emcee/producer/actor Q-Tip hopes the original four members will reassemble for his next project.

After performing with the rest of ATCQ as an opening act for Prince at SXSW, Q-Tip told Billboard that he wants Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, and Jarobi White to all make appearances on his The Last Zulu album expected for release in 2014.

Q-Tip’s fourth solo LP will be a concept album that harkens back to the Afrocentric sounds of the late 80’s/early 90’s popularized by Tribe, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, Public Enemy, and other acts associated with the Universal Zulu Nation.

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“The beats are gonna be hard. It’s gonna be traditional, like Zulu beats… old school Africa Islam tapes, with the drum breaks and shit like that,” says Q-Tip.

“I heard some of the tracks, and they are fine!” added Jarobi.

Tribe fans have been able to watch the reunited group as the headliners at the Rock the Bells Festival in 2008 and 2010 and a reunion tour in 2006, but there have not been any new records from the New York City natives since they broke up in 1998.

Since branching out solo, Q-Tip has released 1999’s Amplified, 2008’s The Renaissance, and 2009’s Kamaal/The Abstract. He has also produced for other prominent artists like Esperanza Spalding, Kanye West, and Jay-Z.

The G.O.O.D. Music member also announced in the interview that he has been doing production work for Mariah Carey, D’Angelo, and John Legend.

Watch a brief clip of A Tribe Called Quest performing at SXSW 2013 and the video for the classic “Electric Relaxation.”

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36 Responses to “Q-Tip Wants An A Tribe Called Quest Reunion For His ‘Last Zulu’ LP”

      • EDOGZ818

        Yeah, he wasn’t doing to well before!

        If only they had worked it out! the white dude from “Higher Learning” did a documentary about them, but there was some drama surrounding it. Did you see it? I didn’t.

      • hoeyuno

        Ive seen pieces of it.. that dude (remy) from higher learning is a head apparently.

  1. brotha_man

    that would be dope still one of my favorite rap groups next to the roots. bout to listen to “Bonita Applebum” after that i will bump Digable planets “cool like that” to get my daily old school fix.what happened to rap, nonchalant, soul II soul, the pharcyde, the lost boys, damn i miss the good ol’ days. “its five o’clock in the morning/where u gonna be/outside on the corner…”

    • Eli Pinilla

      Just 1 more lol a effin ep!! Anything lol…..im a huge tribe fan. Midnight marauders is in my top 5 albums.

      • brotha_man

        Tribe always bring it this is an album I would buy no matter what just to add to the collection.

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