A long 18 years after their last album, 1998’s The Love Movement, A Tribe Called Quest is bidding adieu with their final offering, aptly titled We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. Despite undergoing a turbulent year with the tragic passing of Phife Dawg, the group released their final effort today (Nov. 11), stamping their farewell after a legendary career. Their two-disc album features a bevy of A-listers including Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Elton John, Jack White, and Busta Rhymes.
This Saturday (Nov. 12), the group will receive a proper send-off, as they will perform on Saturday Night Live for the last time, with Dave Chappelle serving as the show’s host. Before they grace the 30 Rock stage for their final go-round, we compiled a wishlist of things we hope will take place during their performance on SNL. Take a look below.
1. A Tribute to Phife Dawg
?Obviously, ATCQ lost an integral part of their tribe when Phife Dawg passed away this past March. His presence is definitely felt throughout Thank You 4 Your Service, and a touching tribute to the 5-Foot Assassin would make the cypher complete.
2. A Kanye West Cameo
While Kanye West wasn’t slated to be featured on We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, Consequence was able to nab Yeezy for a spot on “The Killing Season” and feed fans this long awaited dream record with Tribe.
3. “Scenario” With Busta Rhymes
As a featured guest on the new LP, a blast from the past with Busta Rhymes for a live rendition of “Scenario” would give viewers goosebumps.
4. A ’90s Medley
While the Tribe does have an album to promote, this generation could use some flashbacks from their stellar catalog. It would only be right that the boys perform several classics — like “Can I Kick It,” “Award Tour,” “Electric Relaxation” and “Bonita Applebum” — to provide a crash course on essential ’90s hip-hop.
5. Andre 3000 or Kendrick Lamar Appearances
While ATCQ does not need star power, the collective could really pull the hinges off of SNL if they reel in Andre and Kendrick to bridge the gap between generations. While a lofty task, both artists are on the album, and bringing out both would be as epic as the Tribe’s record label.
6. Much-Needed Solace
Let’s face it — America (or majority of it) is still in shock over Tuesday’s election results. After being shaken up by the ascendance of Donald Trump, people of all races and genders could definitely use some reassurance. With this SNL performance serving as their first post-election, ATCQ could perform some of their new deep cuts (see: “The Donald,” “Black Spasmodic,” “Melatonin,” “The Killing Season”) to show that the culture is taking a stand to make this country really great again.