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"Bonita Applebum" is the second single from A Tribe Called Quest's debut album People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The song contains samples of "Daylight" by RAMP, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, and "Fool Yourself" by Little Feat.

The original version of "Bonita Applebum", made in 1985, was one of A Tribe Called Quest's first demos. A few years later, the song was remade and included on the People's Instinctive Travels album.Initially, Q-Tip used a conventional rap delivery for the song, but after reading a Miles Davis interview about "space" (rests), he decided to adopt the technique by changing the beat and using a conversational delivery.

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