I was on Instagram Thursday evening scrolling through a myriad of memes, ratchedness, quotes and videos. I kept scrolling past a the same white image with graph style writing on it maybe 20 times before it hit me to take a second to actually stop and see what this is everyone was posting. Well here it is if you have been sleeping under a rock (or just a Hip Hop fiend such as myself).
Hip Hop fans throughout the world rejoiced at the news that the darling group of the 90s, A Tribe Called Quest, was returning with one more project for us, even in the absence of the group’s legendary co-captain, Phife Dawg, who passed away on March 22, 2016. So the only thing to discuss next is the beautiful music that will undoubtedly grace this project. But another question is, will this album officially close the chapter on 90s Hip Hop groups? I know Pete Rock and CL Smooth are currently working on a new project, but other than that we know we will never see another Gangstarr album, and Outkast just doesn’t seem to be able to get it together. Is Mobb Deep working on anything new? What do you think?
Does the new ATCQ album mark the end of the 90s Hip Hop group era?