Q-Tip has distributed a handwritten note officially announcing that indeed, one final album from A Tribe Called Quest is on its way.
The album will be coming out in just two weeks, on November 11, 2016.
In the letter, Tip speaks about how the group were inspired to write the album last year, after a performance on The Tonight Show. Not only was it their first live performance in eighteen years, but it happened to coincide with the tragic Paris bombings on November 13.
The letter can be read below, here is a transcript:
To all the good people worldwide!
We hope this letter finds you and yours safe and without a scratch!
Last year this time myself, Jacobi, Ali and PHIFE had the extreme pleasure of performing on The Tonight Show. It was our 1st TV performance in 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 30 Rock 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 RES HIS SOUL on March 22nd.
But he leftus with the Blue Print of what we had to do.
So we collected ourself aand along tribesman, BUSTA and CONS… we compelted was will be, obviously yhe final A TRIBE CALLED QUEST ALBUM!
No this isn’t filled with old Phife Bars… This is that Pure, unstepped on Pure!!
And on November 11th, 2016 we will complete our Paths of Rhythm… Join us! Peace!!