This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

April 17th – A Tribe Called Quest release their classic debut album, “People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm”, on Jive Records, on this day in 1990.

The gold selling set was produced by Tribe with some help from The Jungle Brothers.

The album, which received the perfect 5 mic rating in The Source Magazine, introduced the world to Tribe’s introspective and afro-centric style, which followed in the footsteps of fellow Native Tongues musical collective members De La Soul and The Jungle Brothers.

The music was intellectual and challenging as well as musically progressive and unique.

The album would also feature appearances by 4th member Jarobi White before he left the group soon after the release of their debut, Lucien Revolucien and DJ Red Alert.

“People’s” would contain the classic hit singles “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo” and “Bonita Applebum”.