Added: A Tribe Called Quest

Posted on 12.05.2017

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51. A Tribe Called Quest, We Got it From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service (2016)
Seriously, has Tribe EVER put out a less-than-stellar album?

This one just opens up with everything wrong with the world. There ain’t a space program for n*****s, so you stuck here. Yeah, basically. A line later, talking about our female President not being able to handle the shit going on. All of this releasing in November 2016, a month before the RTJ album drops, but when the shit was definitely going down.

God, ‘poignant’ doesn’t even begin to cover it, does it? We listened to this one on repeat while driving through the New Zealand wilderness, around curves and mountains and along the coast. I also listened to it on repeat while stomping through Tokyo, hating life and what’s become(ing) of my country.

We eat the same fucking food: the ramen noodles. 

I hate what’s going on in the states right now, and I’m glad that I’m not crazy and others see it and feel the same way, enough that full albums are coming out about it. What is the problem?! I feel like our humanity is slipping away and no one is paying attention.

All you black folks, you must go

All you Mexicans, you must go

All you poor folks, you must go

Muslims and Gays, boy we hate your ways

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… Except Tribe clearly is, so I think there must be a lot of us.

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