The Story Behind Kanye West's Feature on A Tribe Called Quest's New Album

Here's the story behind Kanye West being featured on A Tribe Called Quest's new album 'We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service.'

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A Tribe Called Quest's new album We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service is set for release tomorrow (Nov. 11), and the anticipation for what the crew has in store on their final release is mounting. Not only did the core group reunite to record the project (R.I.P. Phife Dawg), but they pulled in some major features, such as Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, and Elton John alongside longtime collaborators Busta Rhymes and Consequence.

One artist they didn't reveal who worked on the album yet is Kanye West. On the eve of its release, Consequence shared the story behind getting Kanye on "The Killing Season" with Complex.

In a New York Times profile, it was written that all artists who contributed to the new Tribe album did their work in Q-Tip's studio in New Jersey. Consequence reveals there was a small exception made for Kanye West. "With Kanye, obviously it was a little different. I flew out to L.A. to work with 'Ye on it. Me and Tip discussed it, because of me and 'Ye's history... [Tribe] was the thing we gelled on when we first met as far as me and Kanye is concerned. That's why he initially moved to New York; he wanted to work with me."

"When Tip and I talked about it, we thought it would be best that I went out there," Consequence continued. "It took a couple trips. And Kanye did actually come to Tip's studio and they got it in. They all got it in. I took one more trip out to 'Ye and then we got it done."

"With this being the final Tribe album, I wanted to make sure that he was on it just because of me and his friendship." he added, adding that Elton John was the only other artist who did not come to the studio to record his part.

You can pre-order A Tribe Called Quest's We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your serviceon iTunes. Read up on the rap liner notes for Tribe's greatest hits album that never happened here.

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