Pharrell Remixed A Tribe Called Quest’s “Bonita Applebum”

The producer puts his own spin on a classic.

October 13, 2015

Pharrell unveiled a smooth, shiny remix of A Tribe Called Quest's "Bonita Applebum" today. The song will appear as a bonus track on a forthcoming reissue of People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm.

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According to Rolling Stone, Pharrell opined about the importance of Tribe in a deleted scene from the documentary about the group, Beats, Rhymes & Life. "A Tribe Called Quest is cerebral," he declared. "It's priceless. It's music theory for anybody that wants to be a producer. Go study that." Listen to his remix above, and revisit the producer's old Beat Construction interview.

Pharrell Remixed A Tribe Called Quest’s “Bonita Applebum”