“People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”-25th Anniversary Edition: A Tribe Called Quest originally dropped their debut album “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” in April 1990 under Jive/RCA Records. Even though the album included some experimental tracks that missed with critics, most of the songs connected and it ended up being certified Gold and received 5 mics in The Source. It produced the classics “Can I Kick It?”, “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo”, and “Bonita Applebum”. This year marked the 25-year anniversary and the group will re-release their debut album. The album will contain the original track listing with new remixes of 3 tracks featuring work from Pharrell Williams, J. Cole & CeeLo Green. This is the forthcoming reissue of the album and last month we were treated to a leak of “Bonita Applebum” remixed by Pharrell Williams which gave us a different perspective on the song.
This week we were blessed with a new remix of “Footprints” which features Cee-Lo Green. The album will also contain a new mix of “Can I Kick It?” produced by J. Cole. Bob Power engineered the original album and is heavily involved in the remastered Anniversary Edition. Phife Dawg has been quoted saying the album was an “Epic LP that was way before its time!” and “Q-Tip’s thought process was beyond genius, an album that 25 years later, you can still listen to from top to bottom! I’ve often said there may be better emcees than Q-Tip, may be better producers than him as well, but tell me who can possibly be better than him at both? Call me biased, but I’ll wait.
The album is set to drop on November 13th.
“People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”
25th Anniversary Edition
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)