atribecalledquest

A Tribe Called Quest’s debut People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm dropped on April 17, 1990—just over 25 years ago. Music database WhoSampled decided to pay tribute to the revolutionary album with a mixtape that combines many of the stellar samples with b-sides, interviews, and (of course) the original tracks themselves.

The result is literally the perfect soundtrack for the first real weekend of spring: Roy Ayers, The Isley Brothers, Cannonball Adderley, Earth, Wind & Fire… anything Q-Tip or Ali Shaheed touched was pretty much already golden, so it’s hard to go wrong. Listen to the mixtape below, and give thanks that four dudes from Queens and Brooklyn decided to scratch up their parents’ favorite vinyl.