November 4, 2016


Dave Chappelle to Host 'SNL' With A Tribe Called Quest

Lester Cohen/WireImage
Lester Cohen/WireImage

Well, here's a candidate for Best Saturday Night Live Episode in the Last Many a Year: Dave Chappelle as host, A Tribe Called Quest as musical guests.

The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff and BuzzFeed's Jarett Wieselman both shared the SNL scoop on Twitter. The show confirmed shortly after that the episode goes down next Saturday, Nov. 12.

Neither A Tribe Called Quest nor Dave Chappelle have done SNL before.

We Got It from Here, Thank You for Your Service, ATCQ's final album and first in more than 18 years, drops the day before. It'll feature André 3000Kendrick LamarElton JohnJack White and Busta Rhymes, in addition to all four group members—Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, Jarobi White, Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Phife died in March at age 45.

So far, SNL Season 42 has welcomed The WeekndTwenty One PilotsBruno MarsLady Gaga and Solange as musical guests. The hosts have been Margot Robbie, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Next, watch Tribe's Jarobi White and others pay tribute to the late J Dilla: