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Watch The Soul Rebels Cover A Tribe Called Quest's "Can I Kick It"

New Orleans's finest visited Paste for three songs this week.

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Watch The Soul Rebels Cover A Tribe Called Quest's "Can I Kick It"

It’s possible that no band in the world has a more impressive resume than The Soul Rebels. The eight-piece brass ensemble out of New Orleans plays upward of 250 shows a year in every conceivable setting from jazz to hip-hop to funk and rock, and their list of collaborators is too voluminous to do it any justice here—but we can try: Nas, Metallica, Rakim, Arcade Fire, Maceo Parker, Marilyn Manson, Slick Rick, Green Day, Talib Kweli, The Roots…

Back in March, they played a three-night stint at Brooklyn Bowl, with each night devoted to different New York hip-hop legends—Rakim, Mobb Deep, Jay-Z, et al. All this to say: The Rebels know their way around a cover song. So when they visited Paste Studio for a three-song set this week, we were giddy with anticipation. Sure enough, the octet—that’s six horns, two drums—broke out a jazzed-up Tribe Called Quest signature, “Can I Kick It,” from Tribe’s 1990 debut, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm.

Enjoy that below, and check out The Soul Rebels’ full Paste session here. Under the video, you can also treat yourself to a rare recording of Tribe performing “Can I Kick It” in 1998, another free stream from the bottomless Paste Vault.

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