Jeez…who woulda thought that A Tribe Called Quest’s album would go #1 in 2016, especially with the competitive climate in hip-hop nowadays? Well they did and now they might not stop there.

Frankie Zing

Q-Tip, original member of A Tribe Called Quest, told Annie Mac’s BBC 1 Radio show:

“Stay tuned for any other incarnation. We don’t intend on stopping because that was Phife’s M.O. was, like, ‘This time we gotta do it and keep going,’ and now he’s left us with the equation of how do we do it. But, we are going to need it and we’re going to continue.”

There’s no way to go out/retire than on top and that’s what the legends have accomplished. However, there was talk of a world tour they might embark on before hanging up the mic, but now things may have changed. Q-Tip went into how Phife Dawg’s loss helped the group become stronger and pull together for another album:

“At the end of the day, it was cathartic. But, he was our friend. We all grew up as friends for many many years, so that compounded with the fact that we made something many people deemed special, and created music, or we were in the creative space. That was just another energy element added to it altogether. So yeah, it was tough at time to go back in [and make another album].”