A Tribe Called Quest Probably Just Played Their Last Show Ever
"A Tribe Called Quest, we suffered a blow... we lost our boy Phife Dawg."
Ever since A Tribe Called Quest released their great comeback album (and first since the death of Phife Dawg), We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your service, most signs have pointed to this being the end for the group. During one interview last December, Q-Tip hinted that they might continue on in some "other incarnation because we don't intend on stopping." Although the door isn't shut on more studio albums, it seems like Tribe has played their final live show.
During their set at the UK's Bestival on Saturday, Q-Tip told the crowd that they were attending the group's last show ever. As NME points out, Q interrupted "Whateva Will Be" in the middle of their 90-minute set to address the state of Tribe. "A Tribe Called Quest, we suffered a blow," he said. "We lost our boy Phife Dawg. This is gonna be our last show as A Tribe Called Quest, ever."
Last month, Tribe canceled their Outside Lands set, explaining that they were overcome by grief and feeling the "huge void of Phife’s absence." You can check out footage from their final show ever below (via Stereogum).