A Tribe Called Quest is getting ready to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first album, People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm. To prepare for the reissue of the project, the Tribe will be performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Rolling Stone reports. The four-man band will hit the stage on Friday, Nov. 13th.
The remastered album will feature remixes not done by the group. J. Cole’s remix of “Can I Kick It? will be featured as well as Cee-Lo’s do-over of “Footprints” and Pharrell’s remake of “Bonita Applebum.”
“I had this album in my head for years before I did it,” Q-Tip said in a statement about ATCQ’s debut. “Looking at it overall, to see the thoughts of a 16-year-old gain any kind of acknowledgement makes me feel like I have arrived … But to see it in this incarnation … I’m humbled.”
Phife Dawg said the debut LP was “before its time.”
“Q-Tip’s thought process was beyond genius, an album that 25 years later, you can still listen to from top to bottom!,” he told Rolling Stone. “I’ve often said there may be better emcees than Q-Tip, may be better producers than him as well, but tell me who can possibly be better than him at both? Call me biased, but I’ll wait!”
People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm will also be re-released on Nov. 13th.