A Tribe Called Quest ‘SNL’ Performance Of “The Space Program” – WATCH VIDEO

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A Tribe Called Quest SNL

By Michael Lewittes

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A Tribe Called Quest SNL

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A Tribe Called Quest performed “The Space Program” on this week’s “SNL.” The song is from the group’s new album We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. See the video below of A Tribe Called Quest’s performance of “The Space Program” on “Saturday Night Live.”

As Gossip Cop noted, this marks the first and presumably last time A Tribe Called Quest has been and will be the musical guest on “SNL.” And it’s the first time, “The Space Program” has been performed on TV since the band just dropped We Got It From Here on Friday. The two-disc album, released a full 18 years after A Tribe Called Quest’s last record, is slated to be the group’s final one.

A Tribe Called Quest, originally made up of members Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White, released its first album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm in 1990. That was followed by The Low End Theory in 1991, Midnight Marauders in 1993, Beat, Rhymes and Life in 1996, and the group’s last album, The Love Movement in 1998. The group then split up, and starting in 2004 A Tribe Called Quest reunited over the years for a number of concerts and festivals, and even a TV performance almost exactly a year ago on the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Following the “Tonight Show” appearance, they quietly got back into the studio and began recording new songs for We Got It From Here. During the making of the album, however, Phife Dawg died of complications from diabetes. Most of the songs and the album’s “blueprint,” as Q-Tip has called it, were in place before Dawg’s death. A number of tracks feature guests vocals from such artists as Elton John, Kanye West, Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes, Consequence and Kendrick Lamar.

To see A Tribe Called Quest’s performance of “The Space Program” on “SNL,” watch the video below or click here.

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