Good things come to those who wait, and A Tribe Called Quest have been waiting for a very long time. After over 20 years, a hiatus that spanned nearly just as long, and the untimely death of member Phife Dawg, the iconic hip-hop group have another number one album with their recently released record, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.
Released only weeks after being announced, We Got It From Here… manages to snag the number one spot with a respectable 135,000 equivalent album units moved, where 112,000 of that figure were traditional album sales. The group’s previous number one record was 1996’s Beats, Rhymes, and Life, and that massive gap is the largest between number one hip-hop albums for an artist in Billboard’s history.
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t agree with the success that the album has had. Widely regarded as one of the best of the year, A Tribe Called Quest dropped a record that reminded the world why they’re so influential in the first place. It’s got a sound that’s akin to classic Tribe albums, and with a guest feature list that includes Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, and more, it manages to solidify itself as yet a new classic in the group’s legendary catalog.