In perhaps one of the more bittersweet moments of Phife Dawg‘s memorial service in Harlem this week (April 6th), André 3000 revealed that both OutKast and A Tribe Called Quest had talked about doing a collaborative album together. Sadly, it was not meant to be.
However, one enterprising individual by the name of Nappy DJ Needles has decided to take things into his own hand. Blending the vocals from some of ‘Kast’s most treasured songs with some of Tribe’s vintage instrumentals, the end result is A Tribe Called Kast. From “Skew It On The Bar B” with the “Scenario (Remix)” to “So Fresh, So Clean” on “Butter,” this is a worthy tribute to two of hip hop’s most influential factions.
Stream and download it — for free! — below.