A Tribe Called Quest – We got from here

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Über 30 Jahre nach der Gründung und 18 Jahre nach dem letzten Werk „A Love Movement“ und der offiziellen Band-Auflösung ist heute – vor zwei Wochen überraschend angekündigt – das A Tribe Called Quest Album „We got it from here – Thank your 4 your service“ erschienen.

Kommt neben der Digital-Version scheinbar auch als Doppel-CD, Phife Dawg hatte vor seinem Tod noch einige Texte geschrieben und featured darüberhinaus alles was man gerade so featuren kann und muss (oder auch nicht muss).

Disc 1
1. The Space Program
2. We The People…
3. Whateva Will Be ft. Consequence
4. Solid Wall of Sound ft. Busta Rhymes, Elton John
5. Dis Generation ft. Busta Rhymes
6. Kids… ft. André 3000
7. Melatonin
8. Enough!!

Disc 2
1. Mobius ft. Consequence, Busta Rhymes
2. Black Spasmodic ft. Consequence
3. The Killing Season ft. Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Consequence
4. Lost Somebody ft. Jack White
5. Movin Backwards ft. Anderson .Paak
6. Conrad Tokyo ft. Kendrick Lamar
7. Ego ft. Jack White
8. The Donald ft. Busta Rhymes

Der erste Durchskip klingt ansprechend (besser als z.B. das letzte De La Soul-Album) bzw. doch eher wie früher und nicht wie heute und danach scheint man sich ja öfters mal zu sehen. Vielleicht ist es auch einfach nur zeitlos. Q-Tip meinte, das wäre dann auch wirklich das letzte ATCQ Album. Stream.

All imma say is Yes. Yes. Yes. I didn't wanna do the privilege stuntin brag move. w/o spoiler alerting I'll just say 3 things: 1) I miss the group esthetic in hip hop especially in mc'n—like this ain't a "ok this my 16, then hook then your 16, then let's do his 16"—-nah this some Run DMC/Beastie Boys/Furious 5 collaborative tug-of-war-rhyming (just putting it out there: if #Andre3000 joined @ATCQ this would be the best most welcome move in music prolly since JG joined NE or maybe Edwards came to the Temptations) 2) the last time I was so pleasantly surprised at someone's hidden skill performance was when @djmaseo came out of nowhere kickin ass and takin names on #DeLaSoulIsDead—but man all I'm left wonderin was what if @jarobiwhite had barz on the OTHER tribe records! Which leads to my last point: 3) this is an excellent high note to end on but this is only telling me that the gas in #ATCQ'S tank is NOWHERE near empty. Like this album is it's own lane: it fulfills and itches so many scratches I've been jonzin for: tempos I love (95-100 bpms) the random scattered bomb squad production tactics of classic albums like #AmerikkkasMostWanted & #FearOfABlackPlanet (16 songs running through you like bullets at the speed of sound, a bowl of stew made by @chefludo and his zany chefs at @troismecla all in tune with each other knowing the RIGHT amount of spices to throw in)–I mean it's feels vintage in its musicality but is such a 2016 record. And it's timing could really really truly couldn't be like—better because it's topical. This is so needed right now. Come midnight tonight you will be HAPPY AS HELL. Matter of fact? (Forgot it's Thursday) tonight at #BowlTrain I'm spinning ALL TRIBE! why? I wanna hear #ThankYouForYourService on loud ass speakers! See y'all tonight after @talibkweli's @brooklynbowl concert. It's gonna be an amazing night of hip hop I'll tell you that much.

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