A Tribe Called Quest – 25 Jahre „People’s Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm“ (Mixtape)

Am 17. April 1990 veröffentlichen A Tribe Called Quest ihr Debüt-Album „People’s Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm„, das zum Instant-Classic mutierte und der Band unter anderem 5 Mics in der Source einbrachte. Die Wertung hatte damals noch ziemliches Gewicht und wurde selten vergeben.

25 Jahre danach hat Chris Read für Waxpoetics einen Tribute Mix gebastelt, der sich an einigen Sample-Quellen und natürlich auch den Songs des Albums bedient. Lässt sich wunderbar durchhören und startet meinen Montag perfekt.

Mein persönlicher Favorit der Band war und ist immer noch „Midnight Marauders„.

“If you could capture and pull out the chemical make up of your dreams coming true—it’s happening and at the same time you’re a teenager—if you could extract that, it would be euphoric for all ages and all time periods. And I think that was what was in that album, because we were living our dreams.”

– Ali Shaheed Muhammed


  1. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (Extended Boilerhouse Mix) (Extract).
  2. A Tribe Called Quest – If The Papes Come (Loop)
  3. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
  4. Jimi Hendrix – EXP (sampled in “If the Papes Come”)
  5. Eugene McDaniels – Jagger The Dagger (sampled in “Push It Along” and others)
  6. Ali Shaheed Muhammad interview for Wax Poetics
  7. Junior Mance – Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin (sampled in “Push It Along”)
  8. Grover Washington Junior – Loran’s Dance (sampled in “Push It Along”)
  9. A Tribe Called Quest – Push It Along
  10. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Why? Version)
  11. Carly Simon – Why (Extended Version) (sampled in “Bonita Applebum (Why? Version)”)
  12. Little Feat – Fool Yourself (sampled in “Bonita Applebum (Album Version)”)
  13. Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets (sampled in “Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)”)
  14. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)
  15. RAMP – Daylight (sampled in “Bonita Applebum (Album Version)”)
  16. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Album Version)
  17. Funkadelic – Nappy Dug Out (sampled in “Ham & Eggs”)
  18. A Tribe Called Quest – Ham & Eggs
  19. Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side (sampled in “Can I Kick It?”)
  20. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (Extended Boilerhouse Mix)
  21. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel (sampled in “Can I Kick It?”)
  22. Chambers Brothers – Funky (sampled in “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo”)
  23. A Tribe Called Quest – I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
  24. A Tribe Called Quest – Footprints
  25. Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke (sampled in “Footprints”)
  26. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat Jesse Jackson – Walk Tall (sampled in “Footprints”)
  27. Donald Byrd – Think Twice (sampled in “Footprints”)
  28. Sly & The Family Stone – Remember Who You Are (sampled in “After Hours”)
  29. A Tribe Called Quest – After Hours
  30. Billy Brooks – Forty Days (sampled in “Luck of Lucien”)
  31. A Tribe Called Quest – Luck of Lucien
  32. A Tribe Called Quest – Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)
  33. Earth Wind & Fire – Brazilian Rhyme (Beijo Interlude) (sampled in “Mr. Muhammad”)
  34. A Tribe Called Quest – Mr. Muhammad
  35. A Tribe Called Quest – Description of a Fool
  36. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Running Away (sampled in “Description of a Fool”)
  37. Billy Baron and his Smokin Challengers – Communication Is Where It’s At (sampled in “Public Enemy”)
  38. A Tribe Called Quest – Public Enemy
  39. Reuben Wilson – Inner City Blues (sampled in “Youthful Expression”)
  40. A Tribe Called Quest – Youthful Expression
  41. Slave – Son of Slide (sampled in “Go Ahead in the Rain”)
  42. A Tribe Called Quest – Go Ahead in the Rain
  43. A Tribe Called Quest – Ham & Eggs (Outro)

Via Testspiel