Nearly two decades removed from their supposed final studio album, A Tribe Called Quest covertly create their sixth which doesn’t falter or disappoint; a grab bag of  uniquely crafted songs of black identity, social awareness, injustice, and an undying spirit of unity. “We the People…” hits hard while bringing out the politics and new unexpected collaborators join the fold like Elton John in the autotelic “Solid Wall of Sound” and Jack White in the menacing and anxious swell of “Ego.” The heart of the record however, is the spotlight on Phife Dawg, who passed away before the project was completed, paying tribute and remembering him in songs like the honest “Lost Somebody, ” and the fitting and uncanny closer “The Donald.” With a stellar body of work in their rearview, the group could’ve easily sunk by the weight of their own previous success but We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is a remarkable comeback album that chronicles the struggles but also paves a path of hope and perserverance to make it out together.


What do these squares mean?

Each square is a track tile which shows the most dominant characteristics of each song of the album.

The asterisk (*) in each track description highlights the strongest characteristic in every song.

wow tracks are rated the highest which ultimately contribute to a better album score.

1. "The Space Program"

mid energy, mid feeling, *high complexity

2. "We the People..."

*high energy, low feeling, mid complexity

3. "Whateva Will Be"

*mid energy, low feeling, mid complexity

4. "Solid Wall of Sound"

mid energy, high feeling, *mid complexity

5. "Dis Generation"

mid energy, mid feeling, *mid complexity

6. "Kids..."

high energy, mid feeling, *mid complexity

7. "Melatonin"

high energy, *mid feeling, mid complexity

8. "Enough!!"

mid energy, mid feeling, *mid complexity

9. "Mobius"

mid energy, mid feeling, *mid complexity

10. "Black Spasmodic"

*mid energy, high feeling, mid complexity

11. "The Killing Season"

mid energy, *low feeling, mid complexity

12. "Lost Somebody"

mid energy, *low feeling, high complexity

13. "Movin Backwards"

*mid energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

14. "Conrad Tokyo"

mid energy, low feeling, *mid complexity

15. "Ego"

*mid energy, low feeling, mid complexity

16. "The Donald"

mid energy, mid feeling, *high complexity


wow tracks

1-10, 12-13, 15-16


Album Makeup – 1 / 1

Wow Track Makeup – 3.9 / 4.5

Song Makeup – 4.5

Album Score – 9.4

See ALBUM APART’s Visual Discography for this artist, where the track tiles of all the albums come together.

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