A Tribe Called Quest – We The People

This track is appropriate for many different reasons, in fact the entire album is.  I can’t fully explain the emotions I felt in anticipation for this album or what I felt when I listened to it.  It’s everything I thought it was going to be and more, but who knows maybe I am biased because I have been a huge Tribe fan since I was a little girl thanks to the musical influences of my older brother.  “We Got It From Here…” is the 6th album from the group and features an array of amazing artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Elton John to name a couple, a lot of artists who are making a difference in this world with their lyrics, messages that have meaning in the here and now of history, love, hate, humor and a great memory of Phife.

So many meanings I could get into but we might be here for days and honestly I am so exhausted by politics right now that I don’t have the energy to get into it.  The personal meaning this album had for me (one of them) is that your family is your family no matter what the issues.  Family doesn’t have to be the folks you are blood related too.  Some of my closest family are people I am not even related too, but they are people that I know if I didn’t speak to them for years I could call them tomorrow and we would be able to reconnect like no time had passed. I think in this New Year one of the most important things to remember is anger doesn’t help us, fighting only sends us backwards…I literally just watched a kid dancing around in his living room across the street from my house as I write this, it made me smile.  Having a kid myself has allowed me to remember to just let go and just dance like no one is watching.  This world is so caught up in all the petty shit.

I pray to whomever is out there listening that my daughters generation can make this world a better place, a happier place, I think it’s possible.

Happy MLK Day.  “We The People..” has taken on a whole new meaning in this country, think about what it means to you?