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People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

A Tribe Called QuestAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 12, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jive
  • ASIN: B0000004WA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,408 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is, quite simply, one of the finest albums in hip-hop. It's easy to argue that A Tribe Called Quest reached their zenith on this, their debut album: though they went on to produce another world-class disc (The Low End Theory) and broadened their palates and their consciousness, never again were they quite this naturally free and easy. Q-Tip and Phife's delivery is deceptively simple, flowing like wine and tasting like candy, and Jairobi adds some contrast. The music, so self-assured that it never raises its voice to make a spectacle, follows suit. Four albums later, on their last tour, songs from Paths of Rhythm still were at the top of the set list. --Randy Silver

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hip Hop Masterpiece July 13, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Quite possibly the finest album in hip hop history. When Tribe came onto the scene in the late 80's, no one in hip hop were the using the type of beats they employed. By mixing jazz and smooth R & B, they created a totally original and innovative sound that still sounds fresh ten years later. Q-Tip is the best MC in the business and has a voice as sweet as honey. He and Phife mesh perfectly together. There is not a bad song on the album and standouts include "Push It Along", "Luck Of Lucien" & "Can I Kick It?". Tribe preach a message of positivity and pride in yourself and your culture. This album was a breath of fresh air amid all the negative vibes and anger that was coming from the hip hop community at the time. This album has stood the test of time and nothing that has come along in hip hop has yet to match it. This is not only a hip hop masterpiece, but a musical masterpiece and it can be compared with the greats of any genre.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beginning Of One Of Hip-Hop's Greatest Groups. June 17, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Do you remember when a little crew called the Native Tongues stepped onto the hip-hop scene? Sure you do. Do you remember the last group to drop a debut LP? Yep, it was A Tribe Called Quest. Did this LP change the face of hip-hop? Yes. Did this LP get the recognition it deserved? Nope. Does this LP have both strong lyrics and beats? Of course. Does this album have any hits? Yes, there's "Bonita Applebum", "Can I Kick It?", "Footprints", "Push It Along", "Description Of A Fool", etc. Are there any filler tracks? Not one. Is this album just as good as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders? Damn right. When should you get this album? RIGHT NOW!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this on vinyl! September 11, 2011
By djmc
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Although this is a great album, don't buy it on vinyl from Amazon.
The records aren't pressed properly, so the first few seconds of songs start at the end of sides. In one case, "Can I Kick It", you hear the first few seconds of introduction, the talking "Can I Kick It" then the record ends, you put on the second record then the rest of the song continues!
I've just received my second copy of this from Amazon to replace an earlier version with problems, but it turns out that this isn't just a one off, it is a problem with all pressings that Amazon have.
The music's a four or five star, the vinyl pressing is terrible.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of 1990 May 6, 2006
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Format:Audio CD
One of the best albums of 1990, "People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm" is the Tribe's most under-appreciated and over-shadowed album to date. When you think of classic ATCQ, you think "Low End Theory" and "Midnight Marauders", but what about the debut that got them started? Although the classics like "bonita applebum" and "can I kick it" are still getting recognition 16 years later, the other tracks on the album are pretty much left in the dark to be slept on & ignored. For me, this album is equal in brilliance to "Low End Theory" and "Midnight Marauders", and considering this is 1990, it is as fresh as anything they have ever done! Ali Shaheed Muhammad comes 100% correct for their debut, producing straight classics ensuring a strong foundation for Q Tip & Phife Dawg to work with. Yes, and you can bet that both MC's hit you with the non-stop hypnotizing, conscious & creative lyrics throughout. Personally, the only track that does not have as much replay value as the rest is "Ham & Eggs", but then again the concept of this song isn't meant to be dead serious so it's down to taste. Now, if you are a fan of the tribe/early 90's hiphop/Jazzy & Conscious Hiphop then this is for you. Cop this asap! You NEED it. PEACE!

>>>BEST TRACKS, in my opinion, are; Push it along (Pure excellence), Luck of Lucien, Footprints, Can I Kick It & Youthful expression<<<

Lyrics - 10/10
Beats - 10/10
Originality - 9.5/10
Replay Value - 9/10

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Tribe album June 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Don't believe the hype of the latecomers. This is A Tribe Called Quest's best album. Everyone talks about "The Low End Theory" being their best, and yes, it is a great album, but no way quite as innovative and earth shatteringly new as this one. The production on Travels is even more remarkable when you realize it is really the first album to touch upon jazz and seventies soul as the foundation of the groove. It has only an occassional nod to the stereotype of mixing hip hop with funk samples.
It is also their best album because there isn't a dud song on it. The next two albums by them have numerous duds and filler tracks, not this one. It sits so well as an album that its almost foolish to recommend individual songs. Put this album in for some lovemaking...yessuh! This is the album that convinced me that hip hop was a real art. And is easily one of the best hip hop albums of all time.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC , What more can I say ? August 16, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD is the first of the classic material put out by TRIBE . I must have single-handedly put at least every hip-hop fan I knew up on this cd in 90 . This group set the baseline for putting out good quality music . A tribe called quest " Best hip-hop group of all-time ".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enter the Kings of hip-hop November 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This album is easily on the top 50 list of best rap albums of all time. The best thing about that is that it's not even Tribe's best album. The only better debut in hip-hop history is De La Soul's "3 Feet High and Rising".
The intro to the first track, "Push It Along", immediately lets the listener know that this is not your average rap album. It's also not your average Tribe album. This is the only record that has Tribe as a whole. Jarobi's interludes are the only evidence that A Tribe Called Quest actually has (had) four members. The interludes also add an extra and unique quality to the album. They make it seem to be somewhat of a "concept album".
Overall, the reason this album is so good is Q-Tip. He shines on every song. His flow is fantastic and his voice is at its most innocent. This album is also the best example of his and Tribe's good-naturedness and playfulness. From "Luck of Lucien" to "Ham and Eggs", the flat-out bizarre style of story-telling is a welcome addition to the hip-hop community.
Phife's contribution to this album is a lot smaller than it is on future releases, but, in a way, makes his parts better. "Can I Kick It" in particular shows how well he compliments the crew. The back-and-forth flow between him and Q-Tip on "Ham and Eggs" is also a good example of this.
Also a key feature to this album is Ali's scratching technique. Although some of his later productions are better, these are pretty damn good, and the inclusion of his scratching makes them better.
Included on this disc are two bonus tracks that are every bit as worthy of bein on this album as any of the other ones on it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ATCQ
Great album that started the Tribe's journey. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to get into ATCQ or for a fan that possibly just skipped out on this album.
Published 1 month ago by Philip Spohn
5.0 out of 5 stars People's Instinctive Travels And the Paths of Rhythm
this cd is good and entertaining great music if you like a Tribe Called
Quest then you will like People's Instinctive Travels And the Paths of Rhythm
Published 2 months ago by Matthew J. Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars get it.
if you love hip hop, or just love moving your butt you should have this album, if you don't have this already you are slipping
Published 4 months ago by Alec
5.0 out of 5 stars Top 5 Hip Hop Classic!!!!{Not Just for the East}
This is there best Album, it's just fun to listen to.I love those interludes threw out the Album from Jarobi{Wit My Questers...In My Way...}. Read more
Published 8 months ago by SxS
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC
I am glad that I bought this album. Funky music and they had great 'flows' and rarely cursed. Too bad Hip Hop music could not sustain making good music with curse-free lyrics. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sketchy MAdLibs
5.0 out of 5 stars First album is the best album...
Great album from top to bottom. Excellent vibe, and great album to listen to during the summertime. Tracks 3,4, and 9 are my favorites.
Published 9 months ago by Brandon Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beginning of A Legend
Review of: People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

A Tribe Called Quest was the greatest rap group ever assembled. There, I said it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lbones007
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
One of the best hip-hop albums ever, in my opinion, overshadowed by later works. Had to add it back to my collection once I lost it. Every song is creative and tight.
Published 11 months ago by Nicholas Minnix
5.0 out of 5 stars The A Tribe Called Quest is next in line.
This album is groovy and playfully great.
1.Push it Along
2.Luck of Lucien
3.After Hours
4.Footprints
5.I Left My Wallet in El Segundo
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Published 18 months ago by Eric D. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC
This album is one of the greatest rap albums of all time. Any fan of tribe or 90s rap will enjoy playing this album. thee cd came in BRAND NEW still in the plastic! 5/5 service
Published 22 months ago by AJWII
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