a tribe called quest

Whichever team you side with in the ongoing “old heads” versus “new school” argument — which took hold of Twitter this week thanks to Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli and this Complex article (and eventually Complex EiC NCB with a response only a true O.G. could give) — here’s something that might help make peace between the two camps.

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To commemorate its 25th anniversary, A Tribe Called Quest are re-releasing their landmark debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm, complete with new remixes featuring “a few of today’s biggest hip-hop artists who have credited A Tribe Called Quest as a major creative influence,” according to a press release.

“I had this album in my head for years before I did it,” Q-Tip said in a statement. “Looking at it overall, to see the thoughts of a 16-year-old gain any kind of acknowledgement makes me feel like I have arrived … But to see it in this incarnation … I’m humbled.”

“This album means a lot,” added member Ali Shaheed Muhammad. “It was the beginning of our careers; the beginning of our imprint; the beginning of seeing life the way we saw it, and being able to put it down in words and music.”

The reissue has also been remastered by Bob Power, the engineer who worked with Tribe on their first three albums, as well as with D’Angelo and The Roots during the Soulquarians era. Although People’s Instinctive Travels actually celebrated its 25th birthday earlier this year on April 10, the reissue is set to drop on November 13.

Does this mean we’ll be hearing Cole or Kendrick on classics like the one below? Let’s hope so.

Related: Here’s a Video of Leonardo DiCaprio Rapping A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario”