watch A Tribe Called Quest’s politically charged performance with Anderson .Paak on The Grammys
One of the most exciting and overtly political performances of the Grammys was undoubtably A Tribe Called Quest. Introduced by Solange Knowles, ATCQ's Q-Tip, Jarobi, with help from Anderson .Paak on drums performed an exuberant medley of songs, starting with "Award Tour," while working in a little "Can I Kick It?" before moving into "Moving Backwards" and then exploding into "We the People" with Consequence and Busta Rhymes thanking "President Agent Orange" and with some of the groups referenced in the lyrics (Muslims, Mexicans) represented on stage, making it all the more powerful. It was almost too much going on on stage to take in. They also paid tribute to fallen member Phife Dawg, and it ended with Q-Tip shouting "Resist!" repeatedly. Watch below.
Solange's otherwise loving intro got off to a rocky start, as the show cut off Greg Kurtsin from giving an acceptance speech for co-writing (with Adele) Song of The Year winner "Hello." There were some audible boos.