Although the album was recorded before the presidential election, it dropped was just three days after the election results were announced, making the politically charged themes all the more relevant, a fact that’s not lost on the group’s “We the People” video, which dropped on Thursday night.
The powerful video features Q-Tip, Jarobi White, and Busta Rhymes addressing issues ranging like oppression, xenophobia, misogyny and homophobia as a large graffiti mural of the late Phife Dawg watches from the side of a building.
As Tip raps lines like “All you black folks, you must go/ All you Mexicans, you must go/ And all you poor folks, you must go/Muslims and gays, boy, we hate your ways/ So all you bad folks, you must go,” the visuals show people rallying for the beginning of a major political protest.
A Tribe Called Quest performed “We the People” with Busta Rhymes and Consequence last week during their appearance as musical guests on Saturday Night Live; watch the music video for “We the People” below.
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