Just days after announcing their final album, the surviving members of A Tribe Called Quest have revealed its lengthy and meaningful title.
According to The New York Times, the seminal rap crew’s sixth and final project will be called We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service.
It’s meaningful, mainly because it carries out the late Phife Dawg’s vision after his passing in the middle of recording this album. “I don’t know [what it means],” Q-Tip said of the title. “We’re just going with it because he liked it.”
We Got It was crafted by Tip, Phife, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White, but they also brought some stars along for the journey. The impressive guest list includes André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Jack White, and Busta Rhymes. In a letter announcing the effort, Q-Tip also said Consequence would be involved.
Phife is at the heart of the album and in the hearts of Tribe’s members. “I’m gonna be missing him for a while,” Q-Tip explained. “God is in control. And I feel at peace. I feel hopeful. I feel Phife with me.”
A Tribe Called Quest’s We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service is due Nov. 11.