Legendary Hip-Hop group A Tribe Called Quest release their final video ‘The Space Program’ an abstract Sci-Fi thriller that has more connections to present day than what is seen on the surface. “Imagine this song was really talkin’ bout space dude?” Q Tip raps somewhat half jokingly, as news of the Space Force and interplanetary existence become more and more real Tribe equates the explusion of immigrants and gentrification to the larger idea of “unblackening” (as Jarobi puts it in his first verse). The ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ Public Enemy spoke of in 1990 may be more apparent now than ever.
Messaging aside the video doubles as a tribute to legendary memeber Phife Dawg who passed away before the release of their amazing final album “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”. End credits and iconic photos send fans down memory lane and instill the trio/quartet in the music hall of fame. Watch below: