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Published on: Apr 12, 2024, 5:30 AM PDT
Q-Tip fans have been waiting for a new album from the A Tribe Called Quest legend for well over a decade, but they’ve been given renewed hope that the drought will soon be over.

While thanking fans for their birthday wishes on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday (April 11), the now 53-year-old Tip dropped a teaser that new music is on the way.

“Love you guys and thanks for the wishes,” he wrote. “Music coming stay tuned.”

When a fan asked: “when you say Music…..do you mean all 3,” he replied: “3 but some title changes on 1 of em. No algorithm. A new seed has sprouted.”



The “all 3” comment refers to the three solo albums Q-Tip announced he was working on in 2020: AlGoRhythms, Riotdiaries and The Last Zulu.

“Thank u for all the bday love… but I have something to share w u… 3 albums,” he wrote at the time alongside a video of himself playing the guitar.

He then revealed the album titles and added: “Thank u God willing I will get with u soon.”

Q-Tip released his last solo album Kamaal the Abstract in 2009. The project was intended to come out in 2002 as the follow-up to his 1999 debut Amplified, but it was shelved by his record label at the time.

Since then, Tip has briefly reunited with A Tribe Called Quest to release the group’s final album, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, which dropped in 2016 shortly after Phife Dawg’s death.

The critically acclaimed effort featured the likes of André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes and Anderson .Paak.

Meanwhile, The Last Zulu has been in the works for over a decade, with Q-Tip previously detailing the album during an interview with Vibe Magazine back in 2012.

“It’s gonna be me straight up and down … I’m coming with that boom-bap, unrelenting, lyrical, thoughtful, edgy, street, I’m just gon’ put it all in compass,” he said at the time. “So I’m really excited about it. It’s called The Last Zulu. And it’s gonna be a thing, so I’m looking forward to it.”

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