People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

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People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
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Album by A Tribe Called Quest
Released April 17, 1990
Recorded 1989
Genre Alternative Hip-Hop
Length 64 min 17 sec
Record label Jive Records
Producer A Tribe Called Quest
Professional reviews
All Music Guide 4 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE4731CDD48A57120C99B3441F6B372E00AD742A8DC4C701A06FCAC3040820238E253F895AFE8B32CD03BFEFE62A54506CCC8EE56F99060373E88E4A363285E36&uid=MIWEB0501091835&sql=10:3b811vj8zzha~T1)
A Tribe Called Quest Chronology
N/A
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
(1990)
The Low End Theory
(1991)

People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is the debut alternative hip hop album by A Tribe Called Quest, released on April 17, 1990 (see 1990 in music). Though the album was well-received critically, it had little mainstream appeal. It did earn the band a devoted following however, within the alternative hip hop community. People's Instinctive Travels and Paths of Rhythm was praised for its lyrical inventiveness and bizarre sense of humor, mixed with socially aware and literate message tracks.

The album was recorded at Calliope Studios, Battery Studios and Dumb D.J. Towha's DewDrop Inn, New York.

Critical praise was generally positive, but many felt that the group's effort was immature and unfocused. John Bush of allmusic writes "Tribe perhaps experimented too much on their debut, but they succeeded at much of it, certainly enough to show much promise as a new decade dawned"[1] (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll%24p=amg&uid=CASS80309011432&sql=Adpd0ylo8xpsb). Rolling Stone magazine's Chuck Eddy found the album "one of the least danceable albums" in hip hop, and said that the performers sounded boring [2] (http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/cd/review.asp%24aid=33435).

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Push It Along" (Tribe Called Quest) - 7:42
  2. "Luck of Lucien" (Tribe Called Quest) - 4:32
  3. "After Hours" (Tribe Called Quest) - 4:39
  4. "Footprints" (Tribe Called Quest) - 4:00
  5. "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo" (Tribe Called Quest) - 4:06
  6. "Pubic Enemy" (Tribe Called Quest) - 3:45
  7. "Bonita Applebum" (Tribe Called Quest) - 4:11
  8. "Can I Kick It?" (Tribe Called Quest) - 4:52
  9. "Youthful Expression" (Tribe Called Quest) - 4:01
  10. "Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving...)" (Tribe Called Quest) - 3:33
  11. "Mr. Muhammad" (Tribe Called Quest) - 5:27
  12. "Ham 'n' Eggs" (Tribe Called Quest) - 3:54
  13. "Go Ahead in the Rain" (Tribe Called Quest) - 3:54
  14. "Description of a Fool" (Tribe Called Quest) - 5:41

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts - album

1990		The Billboard 200	                No. 91
1990		Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums	                No. 23
1991		Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums	                No. 23

Billboard Music Charts - singles

1990	"Bonita Applebum"	                Hot Rap Singles	                No. 4
1990	"I Left My Wallet In El Segundo"	Hot Rap Singles	                No. 9
1990	"Bonita Applebum"	                Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks	                No. 56
1990	"I Left My Wallet In El Segundo"	Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales	                No. 49
1991	"Can I Kick It"	                        Hot Rap Singles	                No. 8

Personnel

  • A Tribe Called Quest - Producer, Mixing
  • Tim Latham - Engineer
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad - DJ
  • Bob Power - Engineer
  • Q-Tip - Vocals
  • Anthony Saunders - Engineer
  • Dr. Shane Faber - Engineer
  • Jarobi - Performer
  • Phife Dawg - Vocals
  • Ari Marcopoulos - Photography

External links

  • [3] (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll%24p=amg&uid=CASS80309011432&sql=Adpd0ylo8xpsb)
  • RollingStone review (http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/cd/review.asp%24aid=33435)
  • lyrics (http://browse.lyrics.astraweb.com:2882/browse/bands/30/Atribecalledquest.html#people_instinctive_travels_and_the_paths_of_rhythm)
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