Rapper Q-Tip has confirmed hip-hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest have reformed and are working on their first studio album for five years.

The trio are currently resolving issues between themselves and record label JIVE.

A new album will be their first since the acclaimed THE LOVE MOVEMENT in 1998.

However, Q-Tip tells Billboard magazine the group is still smarting over HITS, RARITIES + REMIXES, a collection Jive released earlier this year (03).

He says, "The good people at Jive thought it fit to put out an album that was unauthorised by us, with some material that we never intended to come out.

"I guess once they come say 'Sorry' to us, we'll talk about when we'll put it out."

04/08/2003 09:13