A Tribe Called Quest is readying their reissue campaign, which includes the re-release of their landmark 1990 debut, Peoples’ Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm on Friday, November 13th. In conjunction with dropping the album, they’ll appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the same night.
The 25th anniversary reissue was remastered by longtime Tribe engineer Bob Power and will feature new bonus remixes of their songs, including Pharrell Williams’ take on “Bonita Applebum,” J. Cole’s remix of “Can I Kick It?” and Cee Lo Green’s “Footprints.”
“I had this album in my head for years before I did it,” Q-Tip said in a statement. “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.”
“Epic LP that was way before its time!,” Tribe MC Phife Dawg tells Rolling Stone of People’s Instinctive Travels. “Q-Tip’s thought process was beyond genius, an album that 25 years later, you can still listen to from top to bottom!!!! 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!!!!!!!! (TICK, TICK, TICK)”
The debut re-release is the first of several reissues planned from ATCQ. Their last studio album, The Love Movement, was released in 1998. Their The Tonight Show appearance will be their first performance in two years. The group previously performed together live for two of Kanye West’s shows at Madison Square Garden during his 2013 Yeezus tour. At the time, Q-Tip announced on Twitter that it would be the group’s final shows.