A Tribe Called Quest and Sony Legacy present the 25th anniversary edition collection of the group's classic debut album, People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm. In celebration of the 25th anniversary, the album has been remastered from the original tapes by Grammy-Award winning engineer Bob Power, and re-released with exclusive new remixes. This album marks the debut release in a series of re-releases by A Tribe Called Quest over the course of the next few years.
People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm made its debut in 1990 and came at a crucial time for hip-hop. The Queens-raised childhood friends -- Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White -- took the traditional hip-hop formula and threw it out the window. Like their contemporaries in De La Soul and the Jungle Brothers, all of whom would become known as the Native Tongues collective, their lyrical and musical influences were unlike any hip-hop group on the scene. While many built breaks around vintage soul and funk samples, ATCQ utilized samples of jazz and '70s rock. Their verses were conversational instead of confrontational, addressing socially conscious topics with laid-back candor and slightly off-kilter humor.
Critics and hip-hop audiences understood the sea of change ATCQ represented. The Source gave the album a perfect score of five mics (a first for the publication), while The Village Voice praised it as "upliftingly dope."
LP Track Listing:
1. Push It Along
2. Luck of Lucien
3. After Hours
5. I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
6. Public Enemy
7. Bonita Applebum (includes 'Can I Kick It' Intro)
8. Can I Kick It?
9. Youthful Expression
1. Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)
2. Mr. Muhammad
3. Ham 'N' Eggs
4. Go Ahead In the Rain
5. Description of a Fool
6. Footprints (remix)
7. Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix)
8. Can I Kick It? (J. Cole Remix)