A Tribe Called Quest to Release 25th Anniversary Edition of Landmark Debut Album

Fans of the Native Tongue Posse, update your calendars for the re-release of one of hip-hop’s seminal LPs.

A Tribe Called Quest  and Sony Legacy announced Tuesday that the ground-breaking album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm will receive the 25th anniversary treatment on Nov. 13.

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The playful word play and sampling on the group’s debut was part of a new movement in hip-hop in the late ’80s/early ’90s that included like-minded groups such as De La Soul and Jungle Brothers. As opposed to much of the popular hip-hop and rap of the day, Quest and its contemporaries specialized in conversational fun and socially conscious lyrics while interspersing jazz samples before sampling became a hot button issue.

People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm -25th Anniversary Edition is  remastered from the original tapes by Grammy Award-winning engineer Bob Power and will also feature remixes from artists who have cited Quest as an influence. It will be available on CD with no word on a vinyl release at this time.