A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’

A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ is their debut album released on April 17, 1990 by Jive Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Push It Along (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White) – 07:42 . [‘Get Out My Life Woman’ By The Leaves / ‘I’M Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Babe’ By Jimmy Smith (From The 1973 Album Black Smith) / ‘Loran’S Dance’ By Grover Washington, Jr. (From The 1979 Album Reed Seed) / ‘Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)’ By Junior Mance (From The 1970 Album With A Lotta Help From My Friends) / ‘Gonna Love You (Skit)’ By J. Smith . ‘Jagger The Dagger’ By Gene Mcdaniels (From The 1971 Album Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse) / ‘All You Need Is Love’ By The Beatles (From The 1967 Album Magical Mystery Tour)] . 2.Luck Of Lucien (Q-Tip, Lucien Revolucien) – 04:32 . [‘Forty Days’ By Billy Brooks (From The 1974 Album Windows Of The Mind) / ‘All You Need Is Love’ By The Beatles (From The 1967 Album Magical Mystery Tour) (The Sampled Portion Is La Marseillaise, The National Anthem Of France, Which The Beatles Sampled Themselves)] . 3.After Hours (Q-Tip) – 04:39 . [‘Remember Who You Are’ By Sly Stone (From The 1979 Album Back On The Right Track) / ‘Hot Hot Summer Day’ By The Sugarhill Gang (From The 1982 Album 8Th Wonder) / ‘Crap Game’ By Richard Pryor (From The 1971 Album Crap Game (After Hours)) / ‘North Carolina’ By Les Mccann (From The 1972 Album Talk To The People)] . 4.Footprints (Q-Tip) – 04:00 . [‘Sir Duke’ By Stevie Wonder (From The 1976 Album Songs In The Key Of Life) / ‘Think Twice’ By Donald Byrd (From The 1975 Album Stepping Into Tomorrow) / ‘Walk Tall’ By Cannonball Adderley (From The 1969 Album Country Preacher)] . 5.I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg) – 04:06 . [‘Funky’ By Chambers Brothers (From The 1971 Album New Generation) / ‘Sueno’ By The Young Rascals (From The 1967 Album Groovin’)] . 6.Pubic Enemy (Q-Tip, Dj Red Alert) – 03:45 . [‘Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll’ By Vaughan Mason & Crew (From The 1981 Album Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll) / ‘Pity For The Lonely’ By Luther Ingram (From The 1972 Album I’Ve Been Here All The Time) / ‘Communication Is Where It’S At’ By Billy Baron And His Smokin Challengers / ‘Do The Funky Penguin’ By Rufus Thomas / ‘D’Ya Like Scratchin” By Malcolm Mclaren & The World Famous Supreme Team] . 7.Bonita Applebum (Q-Tip, Jarobi White) – 03:50 . [‘Daylight’ By Ramp (From The 1977 Album Come Into My Knowledge) / ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ By Grace Jones (From The 1985 Album Slave To The Rhythm) / ‘Soul Virgo’ By Cannonball Adderley (From The 1971 Album The Price You Got To Pay To Be Free) / ‘No Deposit, No Return’ By Roy Ayers And Wayne Henderson (From The 1978 Album Step In To Our Life) /’Memory Band’ By Rotary Connection (From The 1967 Album Rotary Connection) / ‘Fool Yourself’ By Little Feat (From The 1973 Album Dixie Chicken)] . 8.Can I Kick It? (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg) – 04:11 . [‘Walk On The Wild Side’ By Lou Reed (From The 1972 Album Transformer) / ‘Hard Times’ By Baby Huey (From The 1971 Album The Living Legend) / ‘Sun Shower’ By Dr. Buzzard’S Original Savannah Band (From The 1976 Album Dr. Buzzards’ Original Savannah Band) Aka Kid Creole / ‘You Sexy Thing’ By Hot Chocolate (From The 1975 Album Hot Chocolate) / ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’ By David Porter (From The 1970 Album Gritty, Groovy, & Gettin’ It) / ‘Soul Con-Certo’ And ‘Fried Okra’ By Charles Wright & The Watts 103Rd Street Rhythm Band (From The 1967 Album Hot Heat And Sweat Groove) / ‘What A Waste’ By Ian Dury And The Blockheads / ‘Spinning Wheel’ By Lonnie Smith (From The 1970 Album Drives)] . 9.Youthful Expression(Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad) – 04:52 . [‘Inner City Blues’ By Reuben Wilson] . 10.Rhythm (Devoted To The Art Of Moving Butts)(Ali Shaheed Muhammad / Q-Tip / The Rhythm Kids) – 04:01 . [‘Get Off Your Ass And Jam’ By Funkadelic (From The 1975 Album Let’S Take It To The Stage) / ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ By Grace Jones / ‘Soul Makossa’ By Manu Dibango] . 11.Mr. Muhammad (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg) – 03:33 . [‘Brazilian Rhyme’ By Earth, Wind & Fire (From The 1977 Album All N All) / ‘Electric Frog (Part 1)’ By Kool & The Gang (From The 1971 Album Music Is The Message) / ‘Vertical Invader’ By Weather Report (From The 1972 Album I Sing The Body Electric)] . 12.Ham ‘N’ Eggs (Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White, The Rhythm Kids) – 05:27 . [‘Nappy Dugout’ By Funkadelic (From The 1973 Album Cosmic Slop) / ‘We’Ve Gotta Find A Way Back To Love’ By Frieda Payne (From The 1973 Album Reaching Out)] . 13.Go Ahead In The Rain (Q-Tip) – 03:54 . [‘Rainy Day, Dream Away’ By Jimi Hendrix (From The 1968 Album Electric Ladyland) / ‘Slide’ By Slave (From The 1977 Album Slave) / ‘Joy And Pain’ By Maze (From The 1980 Album Joy And Pain) /’Classic Funke’ By Brother Jack Mcduff (1971)] . 14.Description Of A Fool (Q-Tip) – 05:41 . [‘Running Away’ By Sly & The Family Stone (From The 1971 Album There’S A Riot Goin’ On) /’Running Away’ By Roy Ayers (From The 1977 Album Lifeline) / ‘Still Good-Still Like It’ By B.T. Express (From The 1976 Album Non Stop)]

Musicians : Q-Tip – Vocals . Jerobi White – Performer . Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Composer, Dj . Phife Dawg – Vocals . Jarobi & The Rhythm Kids – Guest Artist

Production : Produced By A Tribe Called Quest . A Tribe Called Quest – Mixing . Bob Power – Engineer . Anthony Saunders – Engineer . Dr. Shane Faber – Engineer . Tim Latham – Engineer

Recorded 1989 At Calliope Studios; Battery Studios, New York; Dumb D.J. Towha’S Dew Drop Inn.

Released On April 17, 1990 By Jive Records.

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RapReviews
Picture a rap group so carefree, so secure in their spots, that they could give their songs ridiculous titles like “Bonita Applebum” or “Ham N’ Eggs.” Think of an act that is willing to display all their youthful naivetéand instead of making that a negative they turn it into a strength. Could this type of act be possible in our modern world of rap? […]

Rolling Stone
Inasmuch as the arch and arty New York hip-hop foursome A Tribe Called Quest exudes any enthusiasm at all on its debut album, that enthusiasm shows up mostly in the grooves, not the voices. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
In all honesty it’s hard to see what possessed A Tribe Called Quest to pack their debut album People’s Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm with positive, well meaning hip-hop and inspirational lyrics. The year was 1990and war was breaking out in rap music […]

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