A Tribe Called Quest’s final album We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service is officially on its way Nov. 11, and now we know that it’s also got a stacked list of guest features. In a new profile about the group’s final album, The New York Times revealed that it will feature Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, André 3000, Jack White, and Busta Rhymes. Fans should be excited to see Busta in particular, due to his long history in associate with ATCQ.
Although the album is a big moment for the group, the recording process wasn’t easy. “It’s so hard for me to sit in there and hear his voice,” Q-Tip said of Phife Dawg. “Sometimes I just have to like take a break and walk away. It gets heavy. It doesn’t necessarily get sad, it just gets heavy. I literally feel the energy from him when I hear his voice.”
Several of the group’s members believe that the process of traveling constantly to record the album was what ended up causing Phife’s health complications to get the best of him. “Doing this album killed him,” said Jarobi White. “And he was very happy to go out like that.”
Q-Tip announced the release date for We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service with a heartfelt note on social media last week, in which he thanked Phife Dawg for working to repair their relationship and make the album happen.
You can read the entire profile of the new A Tribe Called Quest album via The New York Times.