Rapper Q-Tip wowed fans at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on Saturday (16Jul11) when he welcomed Busta Rhymes and Kanye West onstage to join him on classic A Tribe Called Quest tunes.
Revellers attending the New York event felt sure the Q-Tip & Friends billing would mean a Tribe reunion after years of bickering - but it was not to be.
Instead the beatmaker, real name Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, invited pals West and Rhymes to join him on the songs Award Tour and Scenario, respectively.
Rhymes performed the rap he recorded with A Tribe Called Quest on the latter track.
The pioneering hip-hop group is back in the news following first-time director Michael Rappaport's acclaimed new documentary about the band.