Legendary hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest will reunite for a performance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon later this week.
In August, ATCQ did our last show FOR Cali. It's only right we do our FINAL 2 joints where we started…NYC
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) October 15, 2013
On the same day as this performance, the group will release a special 25th anniversary edition of their debut LP, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The reissue will include remixes from the likes of Pharrell Williams, CeeLo Green, and J. Cole.
Upon announcing this release, which will be followed by reissues of their other albums, Q-Tip shared his thoughts via press release: “I had this album in my head for years before I did it. 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.”
Fellow member Ali Shaheed Muhammad explained the significance of their first album, saying, “This album means a lot. 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.”
This Saturday’s performance will feature all four founding members: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and even Jarobi White, who left the group prior to the release of their second album The Low End Theory.