This album is a definetly a timeless classic. Even up to this day I pump it in my stereo! They don't make rap music like that anymore. 'TRIBE' possessed a talent and an ability that very few rap artists have.Today, hip-hop can sometimes sound monotonous, but on this album 'instintive tavels' they showed the world that it's alright to be different;it's alright to'be off the beaten path'. When you listen to songs like 'FOOTPRINTS' and 'DESCRIPTION OF A FOOL' you can hear that they were educating the urban youths of that time (especially black youths as I was at the time) to love and stick by each other;to be proud; not to be engrossed in violence toward each other like so many of young black people today are in. This album is not just for black youths, it's for anyone who loves pure, unadulterated hip-hop, with a twist. That 'twist' is something that can't be explained, it's something they've mastered. Something they've unknowingly mastered.It's a talent they were born with. This album has an innocence and humor such as on the track 'BONITA APPLEBUM'in which the artist Q-TIP rhymes about escapades with the female persuasion, and yet there are songs like 'PUBLIC ENEMY'that put us back in check. And who can forget the classic 'Can I kick it.' I miss these guys! The group is not together anymore, but they are immortal through this album they left us and four others that are great as well. Thanx Q-tip, Phife, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi, for broadening our conciousness, giving us a fly beats and lyrics with substance and meaning!