A Tribe Called Quest Drop “We the People” Video, Q-Tip Criticizes Electoral College on ‘The Daily Show’
A Tribe Called Quest went out in style with their album We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. The LP featured lots of sociopolitical content, including the standout track "We the People." The group returned to the powerful song for a new music video, which accentuates the fiery verses of Q-Tip and Phife Dawg.
"We don't believe you cause we the people/Are still here in the rear, ayo, we don't need you/You in the killing off good young nigga mood/When we get hungry, we eat the same fucking food/The ramen noodle/Your simple voodoo is so maniacal, we're liable to pull a juju," Q-Tip raps.
The video's release coincided with Q-Tip's appearance on The Daily Show to promote Tribe's new project. During the interview, Q-Tip spoke out against the Electoral College.
"If you think about it, the history of the Electoral College is that it was brought about because the powers that be didn't really feel they could trust their citizens to elect their leaders," Q-Tip told Trevor Noah. "They felt they were uneducated, didn't really understand the true landscape of politics and where the country was going, and so and so forth. Just to protect ourselves, we'll have this Electoral College, and it sits in sort of a mystery shop."
You can watch the entire interview below for more insight on the inspiration for "We the People" and We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. Although Tribe has released their final album, it sounds like they may hit the road for a farewell tour.
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