i've been spinning alot of Tribe again lately, one of the best hip-hop groups of all time - without a doubt. they have an amazing legacy with only 5 albums released and basically only a 12" single together since 1998. their catalouge is usually said to feature 3 classic albums but to me "Beats, Rhymes & Life" is extremely underrated and better than their debut. "The Love Movement" is another good album once i was willing to give it a fair chance but it's obviously a far cry from their classic round.
i don't think it would ever happen again, but it ain't impossible and they have been on the road together so in that essence they are still a group. all the members are still involved with music, Q-Tip has dropped some great albums and Phife Dawg's debut was solid as well. do you think they could re-create the magic in the studio if they took a shot at it or would they tarnish their legacy a little bit if they released an album that couldn't match any of their previous work? they did one single in 2003 together with Erykah Badu, but since then nothing has been released and i don't think Tip and Phife has even been rhyming on a beat together since then or have i missed something?
also Michael Rapaport's documentary about the group is said to be ready to go now, i've seen a 5 minute trailers and it looks real promising. he pretty much spent 2 years on the road with Tip, Ali, Phife and Jairobi so there is definitely gonna be a lot of great footage. the film is called "Beats, Rhymes And Fights".