When the alternative hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest released their 1990 debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, it was initially to very little fanfare. Hip-hop was at the beginning of it’s non-commercial revolution with groups like De La Soul and Public Enemy. The Queens, New York natives, Q-tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Phife Dawg, who made up the trio, were determined to forge their own path incorporating jazzy and soulful elements to socially conscious, intelligent, but playful wordplay. Their album gained momentum after the release of the singles “Bonita Applebum,” “Can I Kick It” and “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo” and went on to become a groundbreaking, classic hip-hop album.
It makes sense then that Sony’s Legacy Recordings is re-releasing the quintessential album to celebrate the groups 25th anniversary. The re-release will feature the original 14 tracks and 3 previously unreleased remixes from artists, CeeLo Green, Pharrell William and J. Cole, who were influenced by the hip-hop legends. It will be remastered by Bob Power, the engineer best known for his work with D’Angelo and the Roots, and who worked with A Tribe Called Quest on the group’s first 3 albums. The 25th anniversary edition album is currently available and will be the first of many re-issues to come for the group.
1.Push It Along
2.Luck Of Lucien
5.I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
8.Can I Kick It?
10.Rhythm (Devoted To The Art Of Moving Butts)
12.Ham ’N’ Eggs
13.Go Ahead In The Rain
14.Description Of A Fool
1.Footprints (Remix feat. CeeLo Green) (Previously Unreleased)
2.Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix) (Previously Unreleased)
3.Can I Kick It? (J. Cole Remix) (Previously Unreleased)