A Tribe Called Quest Reunites

A Tribe Called Quest will hit the studio starting

in July to start recording for their reunion album. According to Phife, the

death of Jam Master Jay is the reason the group has reunited.

"What really brought it to the forefront

was the whole Jam Master Jay thing," Phife told AllHipHop.com. "We

just wanted to be Run-DMC. Me and Q-Tip grew around the corner from them. Those

were our heroes."

Phife said that while he initially had reservations

about the reunification of one of the most important groups in hip-hop, the

love he received from fans ultimately helped with his decision.

When I go out all the time, when I am just hanging

out at the mall do you my thing everybody is saying, ‘You guys gotta do it,

you need to come back.’ After a while you gotta appreciate the love," Phife

said.

No release date has been set for the yet to be

titled album.

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