People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm

by A Tribe Called Quest

Original Release Date: 1990-04-10

People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm

A seminal debut album that hasn’t aged a second. Bursting with inventiveness, color and charm, it framed Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jarobi (who would quit the band in 1991 to attend culinary school) as one of hip-hop’s most important groups. Lyrically, it’s extraordinary—tackling police brutality and high art, STDs and veganism—while freewheeling, giddy creativity radiates off everything. Its most iconic moments (“I Left My Wallet In El Segundo”, “Can I Kick It?”) are its most spare and jazzy, while hip-hop is still yet to pen a love letter that tops “Bonita Applebum.”


  1. Push It Along (7:42)
  2. Luck Of Lucien (4:32)
  3. After Hours (4:39)
  4. Footprints (4:00)
  5. I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (4:06)
  6. Pubic Enemy (3:45)
  7. Bonita Applebum (4:11)
  8. Can I Kick It? (4:52)
  9. Youthful Expression (4:01)
  10. Rhythm (Devoted To The Art Of Moving Butts) (3:33)
  11. Mr. Muhammad (5:27)
  12. Ham ‘N’ Eggs (3:54)
  13. Go Ahead In The Rain (3:54)
  14. Description Of A Fool (5:41)
  15. Bonus Tracks
  16. Footprints (Remix) (5:08)
  17. Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix) (3:53)
  18. Can I Kick It? (J. Cole Remix) (2:49)

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Format Vinyl 2× LP Album Reissue Remastered (25th Anniversary, Gatefold, 180 gram)
Label Jive
Catalog Number 88875172371
Notes 25th anniversary edition with 3 bonus remixes. Made in the EU. Track B3 erroneously credits “Stevie Wonder” as performer but in fact the real performer is “Ramp”. Pressed By and Lacquer Cut At derived from matrix details.
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