A Tribe Called Quest have revealed the release date for an upcoming posthumous album by Phife Dawg.
Over the last twelve months, Phife Dawg’s estate has released a plethora of tracks. In February, they shared ‘Nutshell Pt. 2’, which featured verses from Busta Rhymes and Redman. This release was followed up in May with ‘French Kiss Deux’, which proceeded ‘French Kiss Trois’ in September. Both tracks feature Illa J, J Dilla’s late brother.
Now, A Tribe Called Quest took to Instagram to write, “Thank you all for your patience. ‘Forever’, the album, drops on 3.22.2022 on Smokin Needles Records/@awal.”
Phife passed away in 2016 after suffering from complications relating to his diabetes. Before he died, the rapper did complete his work on the group’s sixth and final album, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.
In a statement last year, the rapper’s family said of the upcoming album, “We give all glory to God for allowing Malik to accomplish everything his heart desired, including his solo music.
“He worked really hard to complete his album before he transitioned, and he was ready to share an album that was near and dear to his heart with his fans. His fans meant the world to him.”