Wendy Jane’s Weekend Sounds: A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?

27 Sep

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

It’s been a while since I posted a song and I was thinking I’d post a song from The Jungle Brothers to explain the reason why, but then I heard that A Tribe Called Quest is reissuing a remastered version of their classic 1990 debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm, and I had to honor that with a song of theirs.

MC Q-Tip and his childhood friend, Phife Dawg, or Malik Taylor, grew up in Queens, New York, and joined together with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White, to form A Tribe Called Quest. The group was a part of what was called The Native Tongues Posse, a collective of rappers including De La Soul and The Jungle Brothers. The Posse differed from the more hard-core and strictly socially conscious rappers of the late 80’s and early 90’s by producing a blend of a more conversationally, fun, lyrical and somewhat socially conscious sound, that incorporated jazz samples into their work.

So many classic cuts on this album, like I Lost My Wallet In El Segundo and Bonita Applebaum, but for today here’s Can I Kick It?  Looking forward to hearing the re-released 25th Anniversary album!





photo credit:  www.bet.com

3 Responses to “Wendy Jane’s Weekend Sounds: A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?”

  1. karen kidd September 27, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    WOW! 25 YEARS?? It sure doesn’t seem like it. I just heard Bonita Applebaum a few days ago! I am now looking forward to this remastered release, too.

    Thank you, Wendy. This was great!!

    • Wendy Jane September 27, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

      I know, right, Karen?! Thanks for the support–can’t wait to hear the anniversary re-release, too!

      Wendy Jane

  2. Sherry Gordon September 27, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    Dear Wendy Jane,

    Hi, there, Wendy Jane, my so, so very dearly special and dearest and so, so very precious white and Jewish friend and sister who you are For Always so, so very much!!!!!! I thank-you so, so very much and so, so very profusely for this cool, soothing, and energizing music which you have so, so very graciously and generously contributed by our remarkable A Tribe Called Quest! I so, so much love and like this very much, sister!!!!!! It really energized me and was so cool and beautiful music to my ears, sisterfriend!!!!!! It was so cheerful and upbeat, and you have greatly added to my Sunday, sister, with this great musical contribution of yours making my Sunday even better and brighter, and adding to my much needed energy with my Sunday even becoming more superbly super, my friend!!!!!! Thank-you so, Wendy Jane!!!!!! My friend and sister, I so, so very much love and like as well your beautiful, so, so very loyal, steadfast, lovingly caring and sensitively heartfelt quest For Always to love and cherish us as black people, to like us so kindly, and as you so love, like, and enjoy black culture, education, music, art, books, and entertainment, and how you are so deeply concerned about our health and that we as black persons are safe, thriving, doing well, and have all of the very best, sister!!!!! Wendy Jane, you are such a deeply dearest and darling true sister to me and to other black persons, sisterfriend!!!!!! I know, too, that your other very grateful and appreciative readers so love and like your astounding blog post articles, and that they, too, like me will also enjoy this cool and energizing music by A Tribe Called Quest!!!!!! Happy 25th Anniversary I say as well to them, sister, and I, too, am looking forward to the 25th anniversary of the re-release of their very fine and excellent album! Wow, I loved this so much, Wendy Jane, and just like this cool music so, so very much, sister!!!!!!!

    Please have a superbly super Sunday, and a wondrously wonderful week coming up next week, Wendy Jane!!!!! Wow, you have just made my day, sister, and made my day even better and brighter, Wendy Jane!!!!!! I thank-you so For Always, Wendy Jane!!!!!!

    Very Warmly and Sincerely For Always, my precious and so very sweet white and Jewish friend and sister who you are For Always, Wendy Jane, with Peace and Love To You For Always, sister, and with Blessings and Even More Blessings To You For Always, my friend,

    Your lesbian black friend and sister For Always in solidarity, Sherry Gordon

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