Pharrell has recently released a remix of “Bonita Applebum” which is a song originally by A Tribe Called Quest. The band are due to reissue their debut album on November 13 People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. In addition to the remastered album, the reissue is due to feature remixes from Pharrell, CeeLo Green, and J. Cole (in collaboration with Raphael Saadiq). Pharrell has now shared the new track via Rollingstone. You can listen to the song below.
In 2013, Pharrell spoke to Elle about the group being an influence to him stating:
“I did not have a style back then. I was just then discovering A Tribe Called Quest, which led me to the understanding that I could be whatever I wanted to be, even if at a minimal level, it was just being different. That’s when I learned I could be different. And then my identity started to really come out. And then, right around 1990, I started having style.”