Shawn Taylor

A Tribe Called Quest's People's Instinctive Travels And the Paths of Rhythm

(First Published)

Main Details
Author Shawn Taylor
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
Publisher Series 33 1/3
About/Subject A Tribe Called Quest
First Published
Identifying Codes
ISBN 10 0826419232
ISBN 13 978-0826419231
Barcode 9780826419231
Series Number 47
Format Paperback
Page Count 128 pages
Language English
Notes One of the finest hip-hop albums ever made, A Tribe Called Quest's debut record (featuring stone-cold classics like "Can I Kick It?" and "Bonita Applebum") took the idea of the boasting hip-hop male and turned it on its head. For many listeners, when this non-traditional, surprisingly feminine album was released, it was like hearing an entirely new form of music.

In this book, Shawn Taylor explores the creation of the album as well as the impact it had on him at the time - a 17-year-old high-school geek who was equally into hip-hop, punk, new wave, skateboarding, and Dungeons & Dragons: all of a sudden, with this one album, the world made more sense. He has spent many years investigating this album, from the packaging to the song placement to each and every sample - Shawn Taylor knows this record like he knows his tattoos, and he's finally been able to write a fascinating and highly entertaining book about it.


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