By Staff

A Tribe Called Quest have announced the release of their final album. Although the title is not yet known, the band’s 6th and final studio album will hit stores November 11, 2016.

As Q Tip described in a hand-written note posted to the group’s Facebook page today, momentum to create the new album began after their appearance on the Tonight Show last November.

Featuring Busta Rhymes and Consequence, Q Tip explains the new album is not a retread of “old Phife bars.” It’s “Pure.”

Related: A Tribe Called Quest Issues Official Statement on Phife Dawg’s Death

Read Q Tip’s note in full.

To all the good people worldwide!

We hope this letter finds you & yours safe and without a scratch! 

Last year this time myself, Jarobi, Ali and PHIFE had the extreme pleasure of performing on the Tonight Show. It was our 1st T.V. performance ion 18 years. 

The energy for us that night was one that we hadn’t experienced on stage together in some time! 

It was also the night of the PARIS BOMBING… November 13th… Friday… A unseasonably warm night in NYC.

As we left 30Rock I felt the need, we all did, to get back to the studio and start that Cook up!! SO WE GOT TO IT!!

It was coming together nicely and as you may know we lost our BROTHER may God Rest His Soul on March 22nd. But he left us with the Blue Print of what we had to do. 

So we collected ourselves and along with tribesman, BUSTA and CONS… we completed what will be, obviously the final A TRIBE CALLED QUEST ALBUM! 

No, this isn’t filled with old Phife bars. This is that pure, un-stepped on pure! and on November 11, 2016 we will complete our paths of rhythm. Join us!


Q Tip


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