The Paths of Dissin’

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Music, Shots Fired


Published on September 24, 2010 with 5 Comments

Tribe’s debut, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, earned critical praise in its time, including a 5-star rating in The Source (pre-mics). But not everyone was sold on the group’s mellow swabi rhyme style. Peep this missive from one Aryt Alasti. I wonder if Aryt still finds Tribe’s music “unimaginative, banal, and unpolished.”

A Tribe Called Quest – “Can I Kick It?”


A Tribe Called Quest – “Bonita Applebum”


A Tribe Called Quest – “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo”

[via If I Haven’t]



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  1. This Aryt must be hunted down and “fixed”.

  2. LOL! That old Source scan got me all nostalgic too.

  3. Check the new movie

  4. Man, I wrote that comment and sent the cassette to The Source like 20 years ago, before there was such a thing as the Internet. It’s regrettable…the somewhat more mature me of today doesn’t believe in derogatory dissing of that kind. Tastes differ, and I’m not going to criticize what other people like.

    • Do you have any other copies of that Tribe tape? Imagine how much you could get for that bad boy on eBay today.

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