Tribe to re-release debut album with new remixes

New remixes with Tribe?!

That’s all you gotta say right? Sign me up. Who of “today’s biggest hip hop artists” would you like to see on a Tribe remix? Kendrick, J. Cole are the two obvious choices. Obviously Lupe in a “Paris, Tokyo” vibe would be a fit. Who else?

Here’s the full details of the announcement, transcribed via Miss Info:

To commemorate its 25th anniversary, A Tribe Called Quest are re-releasing their landmark debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm, complete with new remixes featuring “a few of today’s biggest hip-hop artists who have credited A Tribe Called Quest as a major creative influence,” according to a press release.

“I had this album in my head for years before I did it,” Q-Tip said in a statement. “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.”

“This album means a lot,” added member Ali Shaheed Muhammad. “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.”

The reissue has also been remastered by Bob Power, the engineer who worked with Tribe on their first three albums, as well as with D’Angelo and The Roots during the Soulquarians era. Although People’s Instinctive Travels actually celebrated its 25th birthday earlier this year on April 10, the reissue is set to drop on November 13.

Pharrell confirms new N*E*R*D album

In a new Twitter Q&A with iHeartRadio earlier today. “OF COURSE!” = the 2015 version of “I’m back.” Haha.

Who, at the very least, isn’t curious? There are so many gems with each of their projects so no doubt that’s going to continue… hopefully before the year’s out 😉

Documentary 2 will be a double album

Game hopped on with EBro in the Morning and revealed some big news about Documentary 2 that also explains its delay.

Proud to announce to my fans the REASON it took so long to get this album to you… Because it’s a MOTHAFUCKIN’ “DOUBLE DISC” !!!!!,” says The Game. “In a world where labels punk artists to keep their albums down to 10-12 songs… I don’t give a fuck so because 2 of my favorite artists in 2Pac & Notorious B.I.G. put out dope double albums… I figured 10 years into an iconic career I’d give my fans the opportunity to have one from me.”

Great move for the die-hards. Look for the first disc on October 9th and the second disc October 16th.

A new leak that may or may not appear on the album is Game’s Skrillex collab as he spits a fast flow on “El Chapo”, produced by Bangladesh, below.

The Weeknd “The Hills” new #1

The year of The Weeknd continues as the Toronto singer makes more Billboard history today.

“The Hills” becomes his second #1 single from Beauty Behind The Madness on the Billboard Hot 100… replacing himself.

Last week, “Can’t Feel My Face” was #1 and “The Hills” was #2. This week, “Hills” is #1 and “Can’t Feel My Face” is number 3. Justin Bieber is in the middle at #2 and with Drake & Future about to debut at #1 in albums with a projected 500K in first week sales… Toronto is really runnin’ this shit, huh?

(T.I. did this same Billboard feat in 2008 and Taylor Swift consecutively just last year.)

I like “The Hills” a lot more than “Can’t Feel My Face” so I’m happy to see it get its own #1 shine. The Chicago twist to this song is that Mano is among the co-producers.

Now if Weeknd really wanted to make it three #1 singles, he’d push for “In The Night” next… but that’s just my preference.

Relive the music video.

WATTBA 1st Week Projected Sales: 500K

The first week sales projections are in for What A Time To Be Alive and they’re big.

500K big!

Again, these are just projections but a 500K 1st week debut, on a shortened week no less (the weeks start on Fridays now), would be good for the highest selling rap album of the year (!)

Through mid-August, here are the 2015 totals so far:

Look for a follow up with the final numbers soon (tomorrow most likely) and for now, check out my first impressions of WATTBA here.