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A Tribe Called Quest Dropped Their Debut Album ‘The People’s Instinctive Travels And The Path To Rhythm’ LP 32 Years Ago

Ahead of its time to say the least, A Tribe Called Quest‘s experimental, alternative, jazz rap was originally unappreciated by mainstream audiences. It took six years for the Tribe’s first album to hit gold. The album might not have been a huge commercial success at first, but their innovative and comedic sound beautifully balanced the light-hearted social consciousness of their  tracks. Although “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” was critically acclaimed, some critics felt that the inspired lyricism and unique humor was at times overshadowed by the group’s immaturity and lack of focus. Their debut album did however, generate buzz within the Alternative Hip Hop community that has gained them a devout cult following. Today “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” is certified gold, and in The Source Magazines‘s 100 Best Rap Albums. Other accolades include a 5 mic rating from The Source, 4 stars out of 5 by the The Rolling Stone Album Guide, and a 3.5 out of 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune.

Regardless of  which generation you belong to, every true Hip Hop fan can remember the first time they heard “Can I kick It?” by saying “yes I can!”…and how it changed their perception of the genre. In honor of this special day in Hip Hop history we did some digging and found old school Source articles reviewing “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”, so feel free to take a look at the history.



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12Jan
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Busta Rhymes Says His New Album is Done and Offers Well Wishes to DJ Kay Slay

Busta Rhymes is ready to give Hip-Hop another album. The New York City icon hit Instagram and revealed the new release is ready to go, while also saluting DJ Kay Slay who is currently battling COVID-19....

10Jan
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Aaliyah Fans Are Angry About Hip-Hop Features On Her Upcoming Album

Aaliyah’s posthumous album Unstoppable is expected to be released sometime this month. Even though fans should be happy with all the new music coming their way, the feeling is more of disappointment...

07Jan
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Stream The Weeknd’s New Album ‘Dawn FM’

The Dawn is here. A week into the new year, The Weeknd returns with his fifth studio album Dawn FM. The XO crooner retires his After Hours red blazer and transforms into an old man for his latest era,...

04Jan
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Nirvana Child Porn Lawsuit Over ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover Dismissed

8:16 AM PT — It appears Spencer’s legal team, Marsh Law, will file an amended complaint, telling us, “In accordance with the court’s order we will be filing a Second Amended...

02Jan
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The Movie” To Accompany His Recent Def Jam Compilation Album

The Dogg Father’s creativity knows no bounds. Since he unleashed The Algorithm in the last half of 2021, Snoop Dogg has been on a roll, constantly giving his beloved fans more reasons to revisit...

28Dec
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Doja Cat Wants to Work With 9th Wonder and Jay Versace For Next Album

Last month, Doja Cat revealed on an IG live stream that she’s been in a creative rut as of late. She claimed that she hasn’t had the chance to have fun making music in about 5 years. “And I mean...

25Dec
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Doja Cat Wants to Record a Hip-Hop Album with Jay Versace and 9th Wonder

Doja Cat is capping off an incredible year, and she has more in store for 2022. Taking to Instagram Live on Christmas Eve, the “Kiss Me More” hitmaker shared her future plans including two new...

19Dec
Entertainment

Eric Clapton Wins Lawsuit Against Widow Selling Bootleg Album for $11

Eric Clapton went after a woman who was trying to hawk one of his CDs — a bootleg one, no less — for about $11 … and now he’s won, meaning she’s gotta pay a lot more than...

18Dec
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Beyoncé Joins TikTok Gains 250k Followers, Album Reportedly Releasing In Q1

Beyoncé joins Tiktok and gains a quarter-million followers instantly, hinting that her next era is about to begin. Source: BET Awards 2020 / Getty We all know by now Beyoncé doesn’t do social media...

17Dec
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Stream Roddy Ricch’s Album ‘LIVE LIFE FAST’

Two years since releasing his chart-topping debut, Roddy Ricch returns with his sophomore album LIVE LIFE FAST. In addition to “Late at Night,” the 18 tracks–which carry a “no skip...

14Dec
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Cardi B Confirms New Album in 2022

2022 will bring a new album from Cardi B. The rapper confirmed that her long-awaited sophomore album will finally arrive sometime next year. While going live on Instagram, Cardi shared the big news with...

14Dec
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The Source |Dr. Dre Announces ‘Casablanco’ Album With Marsha Ambrosius

A report from HipHopDX has confirmed that N.W.A. founder has expanded his discography with the completion of a neo-soul album titled Casablanco with Floetry front woman Marsha Ambrosius. The Grammy...

13Dec
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Nas Released His Sixth Studio Album ‘God’s Son’ 19 Years Ago

On this day in Hip-Hop history, Nas released his sixth studio album, God’s Son, in 2002. This may be Nas’ most emotional album coming at a rough time in his personal life. With the passing of his...

10Dec
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Earl Sweatshirt Announces New Album “Sick!” & Shares “Tabula Rasa” With Armand Hammer

On Friday, November 19, Earl Sweatshirt returned with the potent single “2010,” and less than a month later, the gifted lyricist is back with another impressive track. Titled “Tabula...

04Dec
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Mary J. Blige Announces New Album ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’

Mary J. Blige is back to take her throne. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has officially announced that her 15th studio album, Good Morning Gorgeous, will arrive on Feb. 11, 2022. On Friday, she released the...

27Nov
Entertainment

Aussie Reporter Who Missed Adele Album, Flubbed Interview Apologizes

The reporter who botched an interview with Adele for not listening to her new album just made a mea culpa over his own airwaves … and even described what we’ll never see. Aussie journo Matt...

24Nov
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Kool G Rap And DJ Polo Dropped Their Third And Final Album ‘Live And Let Die’ 28 Years Ago

On this date in 1992, legendary Corona, Queens crime rhyme king Kool G. Rap and his longtime partner DJ Polo dropped their third and final album together Live And Let Die on the Juice Crew’s famous Cold...

23Nov
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Nas Dropped His Fourth Album ‘Nastradamus’ 22 Years Ago

On this date in 1999, Queensbridge King Nas released his fourth full length studio LP entitled Nastradamus on the Ill Will/Columbia imprint. The 15 track album was due to be released as a follow up to...

22Nov
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The Source |ATCQ’s Phife Dawg Posthumous Album Receives Release Date

According to a recent report, the late Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor of A Tribe Called Quest will be releasing a posthumous project and the release date of the album was announced on what would’ve been...

21Nov
Entertainment

Adele Gets Spotify to Agree to Remove Shuffle Button for Album ’30’

Adele has made it clear — she will not be pushed around … or, at least, her music won’t. Spotify has agreed to 86 the shuffle button while users listen to her album because Adele says it...