Daily Archives: April 19, 2015

Wax Poetics Presents A Tribe Called Quest’s People’s Instinctive Travels 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Wax Poetics has Chris Read doing another Tribe Called Quest Mixtape and this one is a tribute to the 25th anniversary of their genre-expanding debut People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm.


Throwback: Family Circle-Mariya


Newark, New Jersey natives Mary, Charles, Don, David and James Simmons were The Family Circle. “Mariya” is from their 1973 release, Love Bound. Their independently distributed albums were under-appreciated but soul collectors and hip-hop gave their music a pulse beyond the ’70’s. “Mariya” has been sampled by various hip-hop artists including Cappadonna, The Game and J.Cole. Lead singer Charles Simmons, lead an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to digitize their 3 albums.