Every time I see one of these tribute mixes to a Hip-Hop album considered a classic relic, I feel just that much older. It’s one thing to see an album turn 15 or 20 years old. When you celebrate an album that holds a legacy like no other and turns 25 years old, and you vividly remember when it was released, purchasing it, and physically holding it in your hands at the time, yeah, you’re old as f*ck.
Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of ATCQ’s People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm – their debut which was considered incredibly groundbreaking, with Tip’s eclectic use of jazz, rock and other genre samples. The album also introduced us to the perfect soundscape tunings of legendary engineer Bob Power.
To mark the momentous occasion, Wax Poetics (you know, the only magazine I still purchase/subscribe to) and sample database Whosampled put together a tribute mix, featuring tracks from the album interspersed with samples used in the creation.
Diggers and historians won’t wanna miss this one! For the entire tracklist, head here.