Now as they come close to the end of their shows, quite timely as last month (9th November to be precise) marked the 20th anniversary of the release of their most celebrated work, the 'Midnight Marauders' record, generally seen by many as one of the best rap abums of all time, Q-Tip sat down with Elliott Wilson (from Rap Radar) for Jay Z's 'Life+Times' website for a very interesting 11 minute interview. The two talked backstage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York before Tribe were due to hit the stage. In it Tip reveals this may well be the very last ever A Tribe Called Quest show. Anyone who has followed this talented crew closely over the years will know they have experienced several dramatic episodes, as has been highlighted in the excellent 2011 Michael Rapaport documentary 'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest'. If you have not seen this film, I strongly suggest you seek it out. Without doubt you get a definite feeling from Tip's sentiment that this may well be the finale for the group.
Here are some classic 'Tribe' joints from 'Midnight Marauders':
'Oh My God':
And here is the trailer for 'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest':