A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here: Thank You 4 Your Service (2xLP)
We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service is the sixth and final studio album by American hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. The album features contributions from the deceased member Phife Dog, who died several months before the release.
The album, released on November 11, 2016, via Epic Records, features guest appearances of Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Elton John, Anderson Paak, Talib Kweli from Black Star, including the group’s most frequent collaborators Consequence and Busta Rhymes. It was almost entirely recorded at Q-Tip's House.
Q-Tip had one major rule for the album: He insisted that everyone who was a part of it come work in the studio. “If you wrote your rhyme somewhere else, you still had to come back and lay your verse in Q-Tip’s house,” Busta Rhymes said. “So we pretty much did every song together. Everybody wrote his stuff in front of everybody. Everybody spat their rhymes in front of each other. We were throwing ideas around together.”
The title is an homage to Phife Dog, who came up with the title before his death:
In the months since Phife died, Q-Tip has worked to finish what he called “the final Tribe album.” Its title is the one Phife wanted. What does it mean? “I don’t know,” Q-Tip said. “We’re just going with it because he liked it.”
Q-Tip shared that the group drew inspiration from various places:
We played to “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. Then we’d put on “Money Trees” by Kendrick. Everything. Rakim.