Hip-hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest
will stage a surprise reunion tour of the US in the autumn to promote new basketball console game NBA 2K7
and Phife Dawg
and Dj Ali Shaheed Muhammad
split in 1998 to pursue solo projects, but calls from fans for a Tribe comeback have proved too strong for the band to resist.
Muhammad tells MTV, "Q-Tip is working on his next solo record; Phife is doing the same thing. I'm working on my second solo album.
"I know people are like, 'Enough with the solos. Can we get a Tribe joint?' For us, that kind of love makes us feel really good.
"We never knew that all these years, people would be interested. When we left, we meant it to be. When we disbanded, we never had any intentions of coming back."
A Tribe Called Quest will headline the 2K Sports Bounce Tour which takes in more than a dozen US cities in September and October.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)