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5 Ways A Tribe Called Quest Broke Hip-Hop's Golden Age Formula

A Tribe Called Quest has made a career out of fighting the system, and they weren’t going to stop at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Q-Tip and Jarobi, with Ali Shaheed Muhammad behind the boards, performed a medley of songs at the Grammys. They started the performance with their timeless “Award Tour,” then brought Anderson .Paak on stage for their collab “Movin’ Backwards,” with .Paak singing and handling the drums as he did in so many of his festival performances last year.

But the big moment came when extended ATCQ fam Busta Rhymes and Consequence joined them on stage to call out President Donald Trump. Busta Rhymes gave a brief monologue calling Trump “President Agent Orange” and putting down his ban against seven Muslim countries before the group members charged through a makeshift wall that was put on stage. The group concluded the performance with Q-Tip repeatedly yelling “resist!” to the crowd.

Watch the performance below, and stay tuned to the Grammys with our real-time updates.

Comments

  • Karim

    Hello,just saying; the classic song is called “Award Tour”, not “world tour”. Peace from France.

    • Les Mos

      Word

  • Ricardo Rico

    Seriously! I would expect mainstream site to get it wrong, but OkayPlayer?!? Come on now son… if you’re going to write an article about one of the greatest hip hop groups of all time at least get the name of the song right. It’s “Award Tour”.