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​A Tribe Called Quest’s “final video” is a star-studded afrofuturist statement

‘Space Program’ features Erykah Badu, Vince Staples, Pharrell, Common, Talib Kweli, Questlove and more

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 29 March 2018
​A Tribe Called Quest’s “final video” is a star-studded afrofuturist statement

The seminal hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest has released what they are calling their “final video” for ‘Space Program’ - the leading track from their first album in 18 years ‘We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’.

The eight-minute, star-studded video features a list of jaw-dropping cameos from Erykah Badu, Questlove, Pharrell, Black Thought, Vince Staples, Common, Talib Kweli, Rosario Dawson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Kelly Rowland and Doug E. Fresh.

Directed by Warren Fu, the music video follows a political narrative which touches on gentrification in the inner city and the shameful reality of the police brutality which targets African Americans in the US daily.

The presence of group member Phife Dog - who passed away back in March of 2016 - is represented by a glowing orb which appears throughout the video. The video can be streamed exclusively via Apple Music.

Watch the full music video here

Check out seven dope A Tribe Called Quest samples by going here

Cameron is Mixmag's US Digital Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter here

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