A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi Gives a Tour of the Group’s Historic Beginnings (Video)
It’s been a big week for A Tribe Called Quest, whose 1990 debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm turns 25 this year. In celebration, a special anniversary deluxe edition has been released, featuring remixes of classic Tribe records from Pharrell, Cee Lo Green, and J.Cole. Over the last 48 hours alone, the group has been busy with promotional appearances, hitting Ebro in the Morning at New York City’s Hot97 radio station and the stage at The Tonight Show for a historic performance. Tonight, the Big Apple will also serve as the backdrop for the group’s official celebration for the album’s re-issue, a sold-out event that is certain to make Hip-Hop history.
For those who can’t attend, however, there is still some classic material to enjoy in the form of Jarobi’s walk-through of Q-Tip’s early Queens home. In “Paths of Rhythm w/ Jarobi White,” Mass Appeal’s cameras enter the home where Tip grew up, which J says should be in “every Hip-Hop museum in the world.” “This is the apex of everything A Tribe Called Quest, man,” he shares. Check out the first installment of a multi-episode series to see the setting for some of the iconic group’s earliest recordings and creation of the group’s hand-drawn logo.