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A Tribe Called Quest ‘People’s Instinctive Travels’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

  • Release date: 2015-04-17
  • Label: WhoSampled x Wax Poetics

Mixcloud chart positions: Hip Hop chart: #1 / Funk chart #1 / Jazz chart: #1

Guest mix for WhoSampled x Wax Poetics in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the release of A Tribe Called Quest’s seminal debut LP ‘People’s Instinctive Travels’. Blurb from WhoSampled below:

“Today marks the 25th Anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest‘s seminal debut album ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’. Following in the footsteps of De La Soul‘s genre defining ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ released one year prior, ‘Instinctive Travels’ was notable not only for its honest and in places humorous lyrical content, but also for its eclectic palette of sample material. In an era when James Brown staples were still go to sources for many producers Tribe, like De La before them, ventured into the unknown, drawing on material from the likes of Billy Brooks, Eugene McDaniels and Luther Ingram to create a melting pot of jazz, soul, funk and rock. Together with output from fellow Native Tongues the Jungle Brothers and others, it was evident that these albums were more than mere curios – a movement had been born.

In celebration of the anniversary we team up once again with Wax Poetics to present an exclusive mixtape mixed by WhoSampled‘s Chris Read comprising album cuts, alternate versions, b sides, interview snippets and of course original sample material.”


1. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (Extended Boilerhouse Mix) (Extract).
2. A Tribe Called Quest – If The Papes Come (Loop)
3. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
4. Jimi Hendrix – EXP (sampled in ‘If The Papes Come’)
5. Eugene McDaniels – Jagger The Dagger (sampled in ‘Push It Along’ and others)
6. Ali Shaheed Muhammad interview for Wax Poetics
7. Junior Mance – Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin (sampled in ‘Push It Along’)
8. Grover Washington Junior – Loran’s Dance (sampled in ‘Push It Along’)
9. A Tribe Called Quest – Push It Along
10. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Why? Version)
11. Carly Simon – Why (Extended Version) (sampled in ‘Bonita Applebum (Why? Version)’)
12. Little Feat – Fool Yourself (sampled in ‘Bonita Applebum (Album Version)’)
13. Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets (sampled in ‘Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)’)
14. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)
15. RAMP – Daylight (sampled in ‘Bonita Applebum (Album Version)’)
16. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Album Version)
17. Funkadelic – Nappy Dug Out (sampled in ‘Ham & Eggs’)
18. A Tribe Called Quest – Ham & Eggs
19. Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side (sampled in ‘Can I Kick It?’)
20. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (Extended Boilerhouse Mix)
21. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel (sampled in ‘Can I Kick It?)
22. Chambers Brothers – Funky (sampled in ‘I Left My Wallet in El Segundo’)
23. A Tribe Called Quest – I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
24. A Tribe Called Quest – Footprints
25. Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke (sampled in ‘Footprints’)
26. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat Jesse Jackson – Walk Tall (sampled in ‘Footprints)
27. Donald Byrd – Think Twice (sampled in ‘Footprints’)
28. Sly & The Family Stone  – Remember Who You Are (sampled in ‘After Hours’)
29. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘After Hours’
30. Billy Brooks – Forty Days (sampled in ‘Luck of Lucien’)
31. A Tribe Called Quest – Luck of Lucien
32. A Tribe Called Quest – Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)
33. Earth Wind & Fire – Brazilian Rhyme (Beijo Interlude) (sampled in ‘Mr Muhammad’)
34. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Mr Muhammad’
35. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Description of a Fool’
36. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Running Away (sampled in ‘Description of a Fool’)
37. Billy Baron and his Smokin Challengers – Communication is Where It’s At (sampled in ‘Public Enemy)
39. A Tribe Called Quest – Public Enemy
40. Reuben Wilson – Inner City Blues (sampled in ‘Youthful Expression’)
41. A Tribe Called Quest – Youthful Expression
42. Slave – Son of Slide (sampled in ‘Go Ahead In The Rain’)
42. A Tribe Called Quest – Go Ahead in the Rain
43. A Tribe Called Quest – Ham & Eggs (Outro)