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The final album for A Tribe Called Quest is in stores now, but we haven’t heard the last form the members of “Tribe”. 

A solo album by Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg, who passed away after complications from diabetes, is due to land in early 2017.

The news was revealed by Phife’s widow Desha Head Taylor, who was speaking at a press event before the recent ceremony to rename the corner of Linden Boulevard and 192th Street in Queens, New York Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way.

From the OkayPlayer report, Taylor says Phife completed “his entire solo album before he transitioned” and it will be ready for release sometime during the first quarter of 2017. The record, tentatively titled Give Thanks, follows Phife’s 2000 solo debut Ventilaton: Da LP.

The much-celebrated new album from A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service has earned the New York group endless accolades for its timely spirit of defiance that has proved a beacon of strength in darkly unsettling times. The LP has also helped the band score their first No. 1 album in 20 years, snatching the top spot from Bon Jovi.

On Saturday, a street corner in Queens was renamed Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way in honor of the late A Tribe Called Quest member just a day ahead what would have been his 46th birthday.


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