“This is our final performance here in LA as Tribe.”
When A Tribe Called Quest returned, they told us in advance it wasn’t going to be forever and according to recent quotes from Q-Tip it seems the iconic group is almost ready to call it quits.
“This is our final performance here in LA as Tribe, obviously because Phife Dawg, our anchor, has been called to another mission,” he said during their set at FYF Fest on July 22. He echoed a similar sentiment this weekend during Panorama in New York as fans have pointed out.
Never in my wildest dreams I thought I was going to see A Tribe Called Quest live, it was one of those moments that indeed looks like a dream, Q-tip very emotional stopped the show to announce that this is their last performance ever in NYC, he drop the news while looking at the big screen to a picture of Phife 😢🙏🏻🖤 The energy was something I will never forget. #atribecalledquest #phifedawg
This breakup was built into the design of Tribe’s return last year following the death of Phife Dawg. Last year, Q-Tip told Billboard that the group would tour for the final album, but “after that, that’s it, for the rest of our lives.”
On the bright side, he told fans to “stay tuned for any other incarnation”.