A Tribe Called Quest ‎– Can I Kick It?

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Contains samples from "Walk On The Wild Side" by Lou Reed.

Tracklist

This Side
Can I Kick It? (Spirit Mix) 4:11
Can I Kick It? (Edit) 3:23
Can I Kick It? (Phase 5 Mix) 4:33
Can I Kick It? (Spirits) 2:02
That Side
If The Papes Come 5:46
If The Papes Come (Remix) 4:14
Can I Kick It? (LP Version) 4:11

Versions (25)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1400-1-JD A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(12", Single) Jive 1400-1-JD US 1990 Sell This Version
QUEST 1 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It? (The Von Trapp Mix)(12", Promo) Jive QUEST 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE T P 265 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It? (The Von Trapp Mix)(12", S/Sided, TP) Jive JIVE T P 265 UK & France 1990 Sell This Version
QUEST 1 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It? (The Von Trapp Mix)(12", Single, Promo) Jive QUEST 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE T 265 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(12") Jive JIVE T 265 UK 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE T 265 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(12") Jive JIVE T 265 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ZT 44182, ZT44182 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(12", Maxi) Jive, Jive ZT 44182, ZT44182 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1400-1-JDAB A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(12", Promo) Jive 1400-1-JDAB US 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE P 265 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(12", S/Sided, Promo) Jive JIVE P 265 UK 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE 265 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(7", Sil) Jive JIVE 265 UK 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE 265 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(7", Single) Jive JIVE 265 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ZB44181 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(7", Single) Jive ZB44181 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE 3D 265 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(7", Single, Ltd, 3D ) Jive JIVE 3D 265 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ZD44182 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(CD, Maxi) Jive ZD44182 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE CD 265 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(CD, Single) Jive JIVE CD 265 UK 1990 Sell This Version
1400-2-JDJ A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(CD, Single, Promo) Jive, BMG Music, RCA 1400-2-JDJ US 1990 Sell This Version
1400-4-JD A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(Cass, Maxi) Jive 1400-4-JD US 1990 Sell This Version
1430-4-JS A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(Cass, Single, Cas) Jive 1430-4-JS Canada 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE C 265 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(Cass, Single, Dol) Jive JIVE C 265 UK 1990 Sell This Version
1430-4-JS A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(Cass, Single, Dol) Jive 1430-4-JS US 1990 Sell This Version
ZD 74 954 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It? ...Yes, You Can! (Six Wicked Mixes)(CD, Maxi) Jive ZD 74 954 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
JIVE T 324 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(12") Jive JIVE T 324 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JIVE CD 324 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(CD, Maxi) Jive JIVE CD 324 UK 1992 Sell This Version
S12DJ208 A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(12") Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ208 UK 2005 Sell This Version
1400-1-JD A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It?(12", Unofficial) Jive (3) 1400-1-JD US Unknown Sell This Version

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haifisch_colonia

haifisch_colonia

May 11, 2021
referencing Can I Kick It?, 12", Single, 1400-1-JD
There also seems to be a sample of Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo & Juliet" in here. Right?
Vinyl-Rex

Vinyl-Rex

August 8, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Can I Kick It?, 12", JIVE T 265

This is the one to own out of the 12" presses ..

"Can I kick it?"
therealsubwaybaby

therealsubwaybaby

February 15, 2019
referencing Can I Kick It?, 12", JIVE T 265
This 12" was totally undisputed back in 1990 !! ... A Tribe Called Quest together with De La Soul was the No 1 DJ fodder :) ... This 12" is the "ONE" you want, because it has the mix all DJ´s played at the time ... "Extended Boilerhouse Mix" ... The version that sampled "Lou Reed - Walk On The Wildside" ... Big jam of 1990 ... // Tommy
AndrewHP

AndrewHP

March 26, 2018
referencing Can I Kick It?, 12", Single, 1400-1-JD
People always mention the Lou Reed sample but not the huge section lifted from "What a Waste" by Ian Dury & The Blockheads.

warsperfume

warsperfume

May 6, 2017
referencing Can I Kick It?, 12", Unofficial, 1400-1-JD
I also noticed the artwork doesn't wrap around on the bootleg (artwork can be seen on the spine). The spine on the bootleg is just plain black.
warsperfume

warsperfume

May 6, 2017
referencing Can I Kick It?, 12", Single, 1400-1-JD
Check your matrix/runout etchings. There's a widespread high quality bootleg of this floating around. About half of the listings on Ebay I see are fake. See: https://www.discogs.com/A-Tribe-Called-Quest-Can-I-Kick-It/release/2406667
warsperfume

warsperfume

April 27, 2017
referencing Can I Kick It?, 12", Unofficial, 1400-1-JD
I have this record. Funny, never thought it sounded like a bootleg. Sleeve and labels look well printed. Weird.. Who would bootleg this anyway? Are we sure this isn't a official release?
pyenapple

pyenapple

June 5, 2015
referencing Can I Kick It?, 12", Single, 1400-1-JD
The "Phase 5" mix is fantastic: loose and jazzy, with a very funky beat peppered with stutter-steps. It basically throws the original basis of the track out the door, ditching the "Walk On The Wild Side" thing entirely, but replacing it with a nocturnal, effervescent 1970s backbone. It feels more like a really great alternate version than a remix.
pyenapple

pyenapple

December 11, 2011
referencing Can I Kick It? (The Von Trapp Mix), 12", Promo, QUEST 1

Honestly, this is a clever use of dialogue from "The Sound of Music" cut into one of the already existing decent remixes of "Can I Kick It?"...but it ends up being mostly just distracting. It just ends up sort of cheapening and wrecking the pace of the original song, unfortunately. Novelty/gimmick. Not necessary unless you're a completist for Tribe.
koksomat

koksomat

October 30, 2010
referencing Can I Kick It?, Cass, Maxi, 1400-4-JD
Original Sample from Lou Reed's "Take a Walk on the Wild Side"!!!