A Tribe Called Quest ‎– Bonita Applebum / Mr. Muhammad

Jive ‎– 1368-1-JD
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


This Side
A1 Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix) 3:15
A2 Bonita Applebum (Album Version) 3:35
A3 Bonita Applebum (Instrumental) 3:35
That Side
B1 Bonita Applebum (Radio Edit) 3:18
B2 Mr. Muhammad (Album Version) 3:33
B3 Mr. Muhammad (Instrumental) 3:33

Companies, etc.



Engineered by "Doctor" Shane Faber or Bob Fowler or Tim Latham or Anthony Saunders.

Bob Power misprinted as Bob Fowler.

A1 to B3: Published by Zomba Enterprises Inc.
A1: Published by We'll Do You Music (adm by Zomba Enterprises Inc)., EMI-April Music Inc., Bovina Music Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 1241-41368-1 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 012414136817
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 1368-1-JD-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 1368-1-JD-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etchings): 1368·1·JDA DMS ¢ ƐMW #09071
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etchings): 1368·1·JD B¹¹ EMW #09071X
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JIVE 256 A Tribe Called Quest Bonita Applebum(7") Jive JIVE 256 UK 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE T 256 A Tribe Called Quest Bonita Applebum(12", RE) Jive JIVE T 256 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
JIVE PP 256 A Tribe Called Quest Bonita Applebum(12", Promo) Jive JIVE PP 256 UK 1990 Sell This Version
1384-2-JDJ A Tribe Called Quest Bonita Applebum(CD, Maxi, Promo) Jive, BMG Music, RCA 1384-2-JDJ US 1990 Sell This Version
1368-4-JS A Tribe Called Quest Bonita Applebum(Cass, Single) Jive 1368-4-JS UK 1990 Sell This Version


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October 31, 2011
Aside from the Hootie Mix of "Bonita Applebum" being one of the first Hip-Hop records to sample
The Isley Brothers' 1983 runaway classic "Between The Sheets", it was also, in actuality, a SEQUEL
(or a Part 2 counterpart) to the original version with all new lyrics and completely different background music.

Furthermore, the Hootie Mix (aside from also being the first Hip-Hop seguel to become a hit)
ultimately set the standards and precedents for what was called a "remix" in the music industry.
Most Hip-Hop and R&B sequel or answer records recorded after "Bonita Applebum"
were referred to as a "remix" when, in fact, they were not that at all.
The most prominent artist to keep up this practice was labelmate R. Kelly.



July 23, 2003

The track Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix), contains a sample from the Isley Brother's "Between The Sheets" and the album version contains sample from another classic, Roy Ayers Music Project "Daylight". The time when the samples were well used.