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Peoples' Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm [Import]

A Tribe Called Quest Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars ATACQ at their finest June 8 2001
Format:Audio CD
ATACQ are one of the most underrated artists over here in Australia. The only cuts of theirs that ever get played on TV are "Can I Kick It" and some of their stuff from their last album. This album really proves that they were among the best groups of the early 90s.
The opening track "Push It Along" really sets the mood for the rest of the album. Q-Tip's flow is understated to say the least and he's able to drop in some of the most incredible lines of poetry at any time. The track may be a bit down-tempo (this is jazz-rap we're talking about though) but by the end of it, most listeners will be calling out the chorus.
"Luck Of Lucien" is another classic. The lyrics are moulded to the beat in a way that only the top MCs can do and the entire storyline - yes, it is a story - is superbly done.
The other standouts here are "Bonita Applebum" (which of course provided the Fugees with the guitar thing for "Killing Me Softly"), "I Left My Wallet In El Segundo" (possibly one of the funniest stories ever committed to album) and "Can I Kick It".
"Can I Kick It" allays any doubts that the listener might have that they're listening to two of the best MCs going around. Both Phife and Tip deliver stellar verses with some of the best rhymes around.
There seems to be no way to fault this album - possibly it might pale into comparison with "Low End Theory", but I haven't bought that one yet. So far, well worth whatever you have to pay for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enter the Kings of hip-hop Nov. 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 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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5.0 out of 5 stars One of a kind group! July 6 2000
Format:Audio CD
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection
I bought tapes and then graduated to CD's, always ignoring viinyl. But for some unknown reason, without a record player in my possession as yet, I've decided to start investing in... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Jase Rhodes
5.0 out of 5 stars The most underrated hip-hop album ever
This is the best Tribe album and possibly the most underrated hip-hop album of all times.This is one of the top 3 hip-hop albums,it's simply very great. Read more
Published on May 8 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The first in a series of THREE STRAIGHT CLASSICS!!!!!
A Tribe Called Quest is one of the greatest groups ever in hip hop, and if you own any of their albums, you know why. This debut album is so great to listen to. Read more
Published on April 14 2004 by Wayne Maye
3.0 out of 5 stars not their best- pick up low end and midnight first!
While this has some great tracks and tunes, I don't think it stands nearly in the same realm as The Low End Theory or Midnight Marauders. Read more
Published on April 1 2004 by Ed Facile
5.0 out of 5 stars a TREMENDOUS debut
ATCQ is one of the greatest groups of all time. People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is one of the greatest debut albums. It is a solid raw album. Read more
Published on Feb. 27 2004 by Done with it.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Review Haiku by Todd Marrone
So smooth and funky,
this bridges the gap between
classic jazz and rap.
Published on Dec 21 2003 by Todd Marrone
5.0 out of 5 stars for REAL hip-hop, try this - December 23, 2002
Yeah so if anyone wants to start listening to some real beats and rhymes, check out the Tribe. This stuff is the real deal. Read more
Published on Dec 23 2002 by Blackberries
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Tribe
Out of the Tribe's 5 albums, this one is the greatest. The Tribe basically invented rap as we know it now. Read more
Published on Oct. 28 2002 by Nate
3.0 out of 5 stars People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
This was a good album. Not a great one, but a good one. The potential is there. Tracks like "Can I kick it? Read more
Published on May 11 2002 by Colin Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars The Unified Tribe
Chemistry is the key factor in making magic happen on wax and the Tribe unit did it well with such style and grace. Read more
Published on Feb. 7 2002 by muzyksohlchile
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