A Tribe Called Quest teamed up with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes to perform “Award Tour” and “We the People” at tonight’s Grammys. (Paak initially appeared on the Tribe song “Moving Backwards” from last year’s We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service.) During the lead-in to “We the People,” Busta ad-libbed a bunch of anti-Trump statements, calling him “President Agent Orange” amongst other rude sobriquets, and told him his “Muslim ban” failed. There was also an empty microphone set up for the late Phife Dawg; his verse on “We the People” played out as everyone on stage stood and raised their fists. Watch some clips below.
Revisit our review of A Tribe Called Quest’s vital final album and check out our Q&A with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, who in addition to being a part of A Tribe Called Quest, helped soundtrack Marvel’s Luke Cage reboot for Netflix earlier this year.
— juan vidal (@itsjuanlove) February 13, 2017
— Wolé II (@Kingwole) February 13, 2017