The MC/Producer uses new album to bid for group’s first recording since ’98.
"Hopefully Phife Dog and Ali Shaheed Muhammed will make an appearance on it, and Jarobi (White)," he told Billboard.
Though the critically-acclaimed, five mic-awarded group did reconvene in the mid-2000s for a series of sold-out shows, they haven’t recorded together since 1998’s The Love Movement.
"We love performing, and you can call us, say you need us in Johannesburg tomorrow and we'll do it," Phife said.
The Last Zulu is scheduled for a 2014 release.
"It's a concept album, kinda," Tip said. "The beats are gonna be hard. It's gonna be traditional, like, Zulu beats... old school Africa Islam tapes, with the drum breaks and s--t like that. It's just got a good drive to it. I'm really excited about it."
Jarobi added, "I heard some of the tracks, and they are f-i-i-i-i-re!"
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