A Tribe Called Quest formed in Queens, New York in 1985. After establishing a friendship with hip-hop act @junglebrothers4life both groups formed a collective dubbed Native Tongues, which also included @wearedelasoul
Group member Q-Tip would have his first studio experience while recording with Jungle Brothers on their debut album Straight out the Jungle (1988). Although this was a learning experience, he acquired more recording and producing knowledge being present at all of De La Soul’s #3FeetHighandRising (1989) sessions. Recording engineer Shane Faber taught @qtiptheabstract how to use equipment such as the #Emu #SP1200 and #AkaiS950 samplers, and soon-after, renown producer @plargepro taught him how to use other equipment, for which he would expand upon on People’s Instinctive Travels.
Initially, record labels wouldn't sign A Tribe Called Quest due to their unconventional image and sound, but took interest after the success of 3 Feet High and Rising, which featured appearances from Q-Tip. The group hired @kooldjredalert as their manager, and after shopping their demo to several major labels, they signed a contract with Jive Records in 1989. #PeoplesInstinctiveTravelsandthePathsofRhythm is the debut album by alternative hip hop group @atcq A Tribe Called Quest, released on April 17, 1990 on Jive Records. Though the album was well-received critically, it had little mainstream appeal. The album did earn the group a devoted following, however, within the alternative hip hop community. People's Instinctive Travels was praised for its inventive lyricism and production. #atcq #nativetounges #keepdiggin