A Tribe Called Quest
8.20.2016

A Tribe Called Quest Readies New Album

Can they kick it once again? A Tribe Called Quest is getting ready to drop a brand new album, according to L.A. Reid.

During an interview with the Rap Radar podcast, the Epic Records CEO confirmed that the album was completed before Phife Dawg’s death in March.

“I’m really happy about it,” he said. “It’s really something special. It’s one of the things I’m most excited about over everything we’re working on.”

Reid reassured fans that the entire group would be together for the new material. “Phife is there,” he added. “The whole group: Jarobi, the entire group, everybody. It’s great too.”

Expected to arrive “very soon,” the LP would be the group’s first studio album since 1998’s The Love Movement. Since then, Tribe has disbanded, and reunited several times. Their ups and downs were later chronicled in the 2011 documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.