A Tribe Called Quest Saw Donald Trump’s Win Coming…So They Released an Album

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Dave Chappelle" Episode 1710 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jarobi White and Q-Tip of musical guest A Tribe Called Quest perform on November 12, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Dave Chappelle” Episode 1710 — Pictured: (l-r) Jarobi White and Q-Tip of musical guest A Tribe Called Quest perform on November 12, 2016 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

While it seemed that virtually everyone, regardless of their political beliefs, was utterly shocked when Republican candidate Donald Trump won last week’s presidential election, iconic hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest saw it coming.

“I knew it was gonna happen,” Jarobi White told Vanity Fair last week. The outcome was predicted on A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, “We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service,” their first release in 18 years.

The album, available for streaming below, features Jarobi White, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and the voice of late member Phife Dawg, along with guest appearances by artists including Elton John and André 3000.

Although there is a song titled “The Donald” on the record, the track “We the People …” features lyrics that will surely resonate the most with those who opposed Trump. The song’s chorus sums up present-day America in simple and scathing verses:

Click here to listen to the album

Source: Black Voices | Priscilla Frank