That’s how it’s done folks.
While subtle analogies, artful give motif and love-filled words are all valid different forms of political note, there’s no substitute for cutting right to the pursue. And that’s what A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson. Paak( with some help from Busta Rhymes and Consequence) only did at the Grammys.
And they did it powerfully.
Performing a medley of lyrics including “We the People, ” and “Award Tour, ” the group propelled right into it, with Rhymes calling President Trump “Agent Orange” a knot of eras before the rapping even started.
He pronounced: “I only expressed his appreciation for President Agent Orange for continuing all the evil you’ve been continuing through the United States. I want to thank chairperson Agent Orange for his abortive attempt at the Muslim ban. We the people! “
Slamming the current government, the famed hip hop group’s set boasted hijab-clad dancers erupting through a sud wall, followed by parties from all feet of life who may be affected by the proposed borderline wall or in-migration banning, including women of colouring and First Nations people.
Calling out the underlying schedule of such policies, Q-Tip rapped: “All you Colors tribes, you must go/ All you Mexicans, you must go/ And all you good tribes, you must go/ Muslims and gays, boy, we dislike your routes/ So all you bad tribes, you must go.”
The diverse parties then stood on stage, filed alongside the rappers, who all raised their own rights fist in unison with members of the audience and yelled “Resist! Fight! Fight! “
Wow. Just, wow. Listen, the Grammys 2017 had numerous foregrounds, but this was something else . It detected potent. Historic, even. And Twitter knew it.
This is why A Tribe Called Quest is legendary.
Clint Smith (@ ClintSmithIII) February 13, 2017
That’s how you do it.