“We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” is the sixth and final studio album by the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Released on November 11, 2016, it marked their first album in 18 years and sadly became their final project before the passing of member Phife Dawg in March 2016.
The album carries the essence of A Tribe Called Quest’s unique sound, blending jazz-infused beats, conscious lyrics, and a seamless combination of different musical styles. It serves as a poignant tribute to the group’s legacy while addressing contemporary issues and showcasing their musical evolution.
“We Got It From Here…” features a remarkable lineup of guest artists who pay homage to the group’s influence, including Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Anderson .Paak, and Kanye West, among others. The album’s production is a collaborative effort, with Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Consequence contributing to the vibrant and intricate beats.
Thematically, the album explores social and political commentary, addressing topics such as police brutality, racial inequality, and the state of hip-hop. A Tribe Called Quest delivers powerful messages through their intelligent and thought-provoking lyrics, urging listeners to stay vigilant and fight for justice and unity.
The album received critical acclaim for its relevance, production quality, and lyrical depth. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the group’s second album to achieve this feat. “We Got It From Here…” stands as a testament to A Tribe Called Quest’s enduring artistry and influence, solidifying their place as pioneers of hip-hop and leaving a lasting impact on the genre.