After releasing their new album We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service after 18 years and appearing on Saturday Night Live for an amazing performance, A Tribe Called Quest has officially re-signed with Creative Arts Agency for worldwide representation in all areas. The group had previously been represented by Cara Lewis.
Tribe, composed of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White, originally broke up after the 1998 release of their Grammy-nominated fifth album, The Love Movement, citing issues with their label at the time. The group reunited occasionally over the years, most recently in 2013 as an opening act on Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour, but never recorded new music, and hopes for a final Tribe album seemed to fade after Phife’s untimely death due to complications from diabetes on March 22.
But in August, Epic Records boss L.A. Reid hinted that a brand-new Tribe album, complete with verses that Phife had recorded before his death, was on the way, and on Friday, the group’s sixth album was finally released with contributions from Busta Rhymes, Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli and Jack White, among others.
Tribe is being managed by Michael Ostin at Neek Monet LLC, with legal representation from Julian Petty at Nixon Peabody LLP. We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service is expected to be the crew’s final album.