“We don’t believe you…cuz we the people…are still here in the rear, ayo we don’t need you…you in the killing-off-good-young-n*gga mood…when we get hungry we eat the same f*ckin food…”
A Tribe Called Quest has just released the video for their single We The People from the new album We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service. It has been nearly 2 decades since ATCQ last released music, but as always they are right on time. They are back with a timely record that can help us all get through this difficult time & cope with our struggles. We saw them on SNL performing this song, with it’s very provocative lyrics. It features a verse from the late, great 5 foot assassin, Phife Dawg, who was able to contribute to the album before his death. The song is about what we the people of Black America are having to deal with. We see the protests & the fixation on cell phones & social media being reflected in the visuals. Q Tip, Jarobi, & even an appearance from Consequence. There’s a special animation of Phife so that he’s able to be in it too. It’s a strong video for a strong song. It goes, “All you black folks, you must go…all you Mexicans, you must go…& all of you poor folks, you must go…Muslims & gays…boy, we hate your ways…”.
Check out the video for We The People… below: