[Hip Hop News Now] A Tribe Called Quest Reissuing Classic Album, Pharrell Remixes “Bonita Applebum”

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Legendary rap group A Tribe Called Quest is re-releasing their classic debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, 25 years after its original release. The re-release is a symbol of celebration used to mark the 25th anniversary of the group’s record. The reissue is set to feature remixes by many artists including CeeLo Green, J. Cole (in collaboration with Raphael Saadiq), and Pharrell Williams, whose version of the group’s “Bonita Applebum” premiered today and can be heard below.

Rolling Stone reports that this will be the first of more reissues to come from A Tribe Called Quest. People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition) will be released on November 13th.

PEOPLE’S INSTINCTIVE TRAVELS AND THE PATHS OF RHYTHM 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TRACKLISTING

1. “Push It Along”
2. “Luck of Lucien”
3. “After Hours”
4. “Footprints”
5. “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo”
6. “Pubic Enemy”
7. “Bonita Applebum”
8. “Can I Kick It?”
9. “Youthful Expression”
10. “Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)”
11. “Mr. Muhammad”
12. “Ham ‘N’ Eggs”
13. “Go Ahead in the Rain”
14. “Description of a Fool”

BONUS TRACKS
15. “Footprints (Remix)” feat. CeeLo Green
16. “Bonita Applebum” (Pharrell Williams Remix)
17. “Can I Kick It?” (J. Cole Remix)

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[Hip Hop News Now] The Grammy’s May Have Failed, But Pharrell Successfully Communicates That #BlackLivesMatter

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Pharrell Williams has made people jump out of their seats in pure happiness over his “Happy” song and just when you thought we had heard enough of the track that has had legs since it’s first release in November of 2013, Pharrell switches things up and takes this track to a whole new level. At tonight’s 2015 Grammys Pharrell had a deeper message to communicate with his “Happy” track.

While once again getting people out of their seats as he sang those popular lyrics, Pharrell made a statement to those in attendance and also to those who were viewing from home that Black Lives Matter.

With his backup dancers donning all black with their hoodies up, the choreography paused for just a moment as all on stage stood with their hands up in support of #BlackLivesMatter #HandsUpDontShoot.

Pharrell’s subtle message was clearly seen, I just hope that it was understood.  

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The performer had a huge night, taking home three Grammy awards.

Before leaving the stage, Pharrell thanked God and stated, “At your service,” as he looked on to the heavens.

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