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Anyone who has grew up on the soul and heart of NYC’s Hip Hop Royalty would be happy to hear that A Tribe Called Quest is reissuing their debut album “ People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” on November 13 for their 25th anniversary. A Tribe Called Quest which consists of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White, has always been recognized for being monumental in the hip hop culture. Creating fusions of musical masterpieces by combining Hip Hop, Jazz and spoken word. Jazz Rap that continued on with Illmatic by Nas and other Bohemian acts such as The Roots and Common. The album People Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm was given 5 mics by The Source in 1990. It’s one of three ATCQ albums included in The Source’s 100 best Rap Albums.
With the 25th anniversary less than a month away, Pharrell Williams has remixes and released one of the album’s biggest hit “Bonita Applebum“. Pharrell has once expressed in a deleted scene in the 2011 documentary about the group called, Beats, Rhymes and Life that he would spend hours absorbing and dissecting ATCQ albums. “It’s priceless. It’s music theory for anybody that wants to be a producer. Go study that.” Besides citing Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Rakim, Stevie Wonder and Q-tip as influences to his music, he also admitted that the album People’s instinctive travels and the paths of rhythm caused a turning point in his life which “made him see that music was art.” The remix which is one of three remastered remixes including “Can I Kick It?” Featuring J. Cole and Cee Lo Green on “Footprints“, isn’t the first time the song was remixed. Two remixes that sampled Carly Simon and The Isley Brothers were released years ago. A Tribe Called Quest plans to set out “over the course of the next few years” more re-releases of their classic hip hop albums. The Love Movement which was released back in 1998 was their last studio album.
People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm 25th Anniversary Edition Track List
1. “Push It Along”
2. “Luck of Lucien”
3. “After Hours”
5. “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo”
6. “Pubic Enemy”
7. “Bonita Applebum”
8. “Can I Kick It?”
9. “Youthful Expression”
10. “Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)”
11. “Mr. Muhammad”
12. “Ham ‘N’ Eggs”
13. “Go Ahead in the Rain”
14. “Description of a Fool”
15. “Footprints” remix feat. Cee Lo Green
16. “Bonita Applebum” (Pharrell Williams remix)
17. “Can I Kick It?” (J. Cole remix)