This one is a current favourite , as heard only this morning on the excellent Huey Morgan Show – ‘We The People’ by the legendary A Tribe Called Quest. Featuring less obvious samples than the seminal “Can I Kick It’ – which may be a reflection of our more litigious times – this is from their first album of this century, which they claim will also be their last.
The chorus is certainly on point for America 2016, but again amplifies Roy’s earlier point that the musical commentary in this year of geo-political meltdown seems to be coming from older artists. This may reflect this correspondent’s own age and I would love to be proven wrong: could some kind soul can point us in the direction of some less wrinkly protest music being played on Radio 1…?
However in the meantime this will do nicely…
Roy’s choice – which does have a connection- is below….