A Tribe Called Quest Says Goodbye With "The Space Program" Video

A Tribe Called Quest has had an emotional ride since beloved member Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor passed away in 2016. After touring in support the group’s latest album — We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service — Q-Tip, Jarobi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad decided ATCQ was done. The toll Phife’s death took was too much to bare.

Now, ATCQ has returned with what they’re calling their “final” video.

Spearheaded by longtime director Warren Fu (The Weeknd, Aaliyah, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell), the roughly eight-minute visual features cameos from Erykah Badu, Common, Questlove, Vince Staples, Pharrell, Alicia Keys and Janelle Monaé, among others.

While the video is primarily an apocalyptic affair, the ending is the most impactful. As it comes to a close, the words, “FOR MALIK.” appear at the bottom right the screen. Once the credits start rolling, a montage old Phife photos start popping up, showing the legendary Hip Hop group in its heyday.

When asked if this was really goodbye to ATCQ as we know it, Jarobi told HipHopDX with a laugh, “Who knows?”

For the time being, watch clips the video above and stream it exclusively on Apple Music.