A Tribe Called Quest’s comeback album We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is currently the #1 album in the country. Tribe followed its release last Friday with a spectacular SNL performance, and are now keeping the momentum going with an excellent video for “We the People.”
Seeing Q-Tip rip these rhymes really hammers home the reality that we got a new Tribe album in 2016, and it’s excellent. Cameos from longtime Tribe affiliates Consequence and Busta Rhymes add some levity to the video’s police state gentrification panic, and the mural of deceased member Phife rapping his verse is an excellent touch.
The good Tribe news continues as tomorrow, 192nd & Linden in Queens, NY is going to officially be renamed Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor Way.