Pharrell Williams remixes ‘Bonita Applebum’ by A Tribe Called Quest – listen

The hip-hop group reissue 1990 debut album 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' on November 13

Pharrell Williams has remixed of A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Bonita Applebum’.

The track is taken from the hip-hop group’s debut album, 1990’s ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’. The album is being reissued on November 13 and will feature three new remixes. Alongside Pharrell’s remix there is a J. Cole remix of ‘Can I Kick It?’ and a ‘Footprints’ remix featuring Cee Lo Green.

Listen to the ‘Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams remix)’ via Rolling Stone, here.

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As reported by Rolling Stone, A Tribe Called Quest were a big influence on Pharrell growing up. In a deleted scene from Beats, Rhymes & Life, a 2011 documentary on the group, Pharrell commented, “It’s priceless. It’s music theory for anybody that wants to be a producer. Go study that”.

In 2013 he told Elle magazine the group had a huge impact on his style, “I did not have a style back then,” he said. “I was just discovering A Tribe Called Quest, which led me to the understanding that I could be whatever I wanted to be, even if at a minimal level, it was just being different. That’s when I learned I could be different. And then my identity started to really come out, and right around 1990, I started having style.”

The reissue of ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ is reported to be the first of numerous reissues from the group over the next few years. A Tribe Called Quest last released a studio album in 1998 with ‘The Love Movement’.

See the ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ 25th Anniversary Edition tracklist below:

‘Push It Along’
‘Luck of Lucien’
‘After Hours’
‘Footprints’
‘I Left My Wallet in El Segundo’
‘Pubic Enemy’
‘Bonita Applebum’
‘Can I Kick It?’
‘Youthful Expression’
‘Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)’
‘Mr. Muhammad’
‘Ham ‘N’ Eggs’
‘Go Ahead in the Rain’
‘Description of a Fool’

Bonus Tracks:
‘Footprints remix feat. Cee Lo Green’
‘Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams remix)’
‘Can I Kick It? (J. Cole remix)’