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Legendary US hip hoppers A Tribe Called Quest will reunite for their first UK show in 20 years at London's Wireless festival in July.

According to BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, the New York group including Q Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad will play the festival alongside Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z at the Olympic Park, the new venue for the festival.

The widely respected hip hop pioneers last performed together in 2010 at the Rock the Bells festival in the US after reunited in 2004.

New Yorker Nas will also perform, along with UK rap act Rizzle Kicks.

A Tribe Called Quest at the 5th Annual Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards, 2005 (Getty)

Wireless has moved from its home at Hyde Park following noise complaints from a handful of homeowners living in the area.

Tribe's DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad recently told Montreality the group had no plans to record a new album. 

"We talk about it, especially with the documentary. I think it stirred up conversations - not within the group, but just with the fans really wanting to see another record. But we haven't talked about, so no plans."

Jay Z and Justin Timberlake performing at this year's 55th Annual Grammy Awards

Headlining the recently announced extra day of Wireless, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will perform together as a preview for their Legends of the Summer US tour.

Main image: A Tribe Called Quest perfom at the 4th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors ceremony in New York, 2007 (via Getty)


A Tribe Called Quest to play London's Wireless festival for first UK gig in 20 years
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