Elton John has revealed he’s an enormous fan of A Tribe Called Quest, labelling them the “seminal hip hop band of all-time” in a brand new interview with Q-Tip on his Rocket Hour radio present on Beats 1 which is because of be broadcast as we speak, March 21.

John goes heavy on reward for the legendary hip hop outfit, saying: “If you don’t know A Tribe Called Quest, you’re silly, however in the event you hearken to [‘Electric Relaxation’], you’ll perceive why I rave about them.”

He additionally calls Q-Tip, a founding member for the group, “superb” and “a legend in music”, telling him ‘Electric Relaxation’ is amongst his high tracks launched in 1993.

Q-Tip receives the reward gratefully, saying: “Can I simply say one thing? I actually pinch myself while you say that one thing that I did is a favourite monitor. I’m similar to nonetheless sort of like, ‘Am I dreaming?’ I really feel like I’m in a distinct universe.”

The pair additionally focus on John’s vocal and piano function on the ultimate ATCQ report ‘We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’ which was launched in 2016.

“I used to be so blissful to play that,” says John. “That’s the place we first met, you got here to London, and we did a monitor within the studio, and it was such an enormous honour for me. I used to be so excited. I simply completely love this.

“That is such a fantastic monitor. The album is a implausible report. If you’re gonna bow out with a report, you higher do one thing like that.”

In response, q-Tip thanked John for that includes on the report, saying “It meant a lot to me.”

They additionally mentioned working collectively sooner or later.


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