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Watch A Tribe Called Quest and Dave Chappelle Perform on SNL

“America’s done it, we’ve actually elected an internet troll as our president,” host Dave Chappelle joked during his opening monologue on last night’s Saturday Night Live, the first broadcast since the election of Donald Trump. “I haven’t seen white people this mad since the O.J. verdict. … I watched a white riot in Portland, Oregon on television the other night.”

Chappelle was joined by musical guests A Tribe Called Quest, who performed two songs from their newly released album We’ve Got it from Here, Thank You 4 Your service: “We the People” and “The Space Program.” A memorial banner featuring Phife Dawg’s face unfurled during his verse on “We the People.” During “The Space Program,” guest stars Busta Rhymes and Consequence stepped up from the audience.

The show opened with Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in tribute to both the late songwriter and her failed presidential campaign. Below, watch McKinnon’s cover, Chappelle’s opening monologue, and both ATCQ performances. Find more clips featuring Chappelle, like “Walking Dead Chappelle’s Show” and “Election Night,” here.