På samma dag som Wu-Tang Clan släppte debutalbum så gav även den legendariska Native Tongues-gruppen A Tribe Called Quest ut sitt tredje albumprojekt med låtar som “Award Tour” (med Trugoy The Dove), “Electric Relaxation” och “Oh My God” med Busta Rhymes. I en intervju med XXL från 2013 beskriver Phife Dawg processen att spela in nya skivan med Q-Tip och Ali Shaheed Muhammad:

“Obviously, that’s a two-year wait, so there was a lot of pressure like, ‘Can they do it again?’ Q-Tip is really hands on, Tip is a genius, so by the time he was finished sequencing the album, I was lookin’ at him sayin, ‘Yo, b, we did it again.'”

Vännen och producentkollegan Large Professor minns också tillbaka på tiden för inspelningarna i studion och sa till Billboard 2018:

“[Phife Dawg] would just be there chilling, watching a basketball game or something, playing a video game and just listening to the beats, like, ‘Yeah, yeah, I like that right there.’ It was just so casual and cool  … just kind of sitting there and chillin’ out, going to get something to eat, going through sounds and picking the sounds out. Telling a few jokes, watching some television like that; it was really nice. It wasn’t forced in any way.”

30-årsjubileumet firas nu med en helt ny merch-kollektion med jackor, sweatshirts, t-shirts, kepsar och strumpor. Självfallet finns även skivan att köpa på vinyl via atribecalledquest.com

Se även en intervju med Q-Tip där han under gårdagen ringde in till Peter Rosenberg och Cipha Sounds nya epsiod av Juan Epstein-podcasten.

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