A Tribe Called Quest ‘SNL’ Performance Of “We The People” – WATCH VIDEO

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A Tribe Called Quest SNL

By Michael Lewittes

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A Tribe Called Quest SNL

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A Tribe Called Quest sang “We The People” on this week’s “SNL.” The song is off the group’s new album We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, which was released on Friday. See the video below of A Tribe Called Quest’s performance of “We The People” on “Saturday Night Live.”

This marks A Tribe Called Quest’s debut as the musical guest on “SNL.” And it’s the first time, “We The People” has been performed on TV. When the group was in its heyday in the 1990s, it was rare to have a hip hop act as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.” Now, 18 years after releasing their last album, the group has reunited for its sixth and final record.

A Tribe Called Quest has yet to release any music videos, but on the same day the album dropped, they posted a lyric video for “We The People,” and it touches on themes from Tuesday’s presidential election, such as Mexicans, Muslims and such other hot topics as race and gender relations. The song’s refrain, sung and obviously repudiated by Q-Tip, includes the lyrics, “All you Mexicans, you must go,” and “Muslims and gays, boy, we hate your ways.” After naming “Black folks” and “poor folks,” there’s a line, “So all you bad folks, you must go.”

Other songs from the album touch on equally relevant themes from the election. To see A Tribe Called Quest’s performance of “We The People” on “SNL,” watch the video below or click here.

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