Album Review: A Tribe Called Quest – “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”

November 25, 2016
Album Review: A Tribe Called Quest – “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”

The new A Tribe Called Quest album is really good. These are words I didn’t expect to ever write, and having typed them out, I’m exhaling, relaxing for a moment, taking a second to step back from the craziness of the world and appreciate something wonderful. Because this album, the unexpected, long-awaited, clunkily-titled We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service arrives with a lot of built-in baggage. It’s a requiem for Phife Dawg, the all-planet MC who, with Q-Tip, formed the front line of Tribe and who didn’t live to see the completion or release of this album. It’s a comeback record for a group who are held in ridiculously high esteem by both fans and critics, and aside from scattered live appearances and an underwhelming 2003 single, hadn’t produced any...
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