We The People....
A Tribe Called Quest Lyrics

We don't believe you 'cause we the people
Are still here in the rear, ayo, we don't need you
You in the killing-off-good-young-nigga mood
When we get hungry we eat the same fucking food
The ramen noodle
Your simple voodoo is so maniacal
We're liable to pull a juju
The irony is that this bad bitch in my lap
She don't love me, she make money, she don't study that
She gon' give it to me, ain't gon' tell me run it back
She gon' take the brain to wetter plains, she spit on that
The doors have signs with, don't try to rhyme with
VH1 has a show that you can waste your time with
Guilty pleasures take the edge off reality
And for a salary I'd probably do that shit sporadically
The OG Gucci boots are smitten with iguanas
The IRS piranha see a nigga gettin' commas
Niggas in the hood living in a fishbowl
Gentrify here, now it's not a shit hole
Trendsetter, I know, my shit's cold
Ain't settling because I ain't so bold but ay

All you Black folks, you must go
All you Mexicans, you must go
And all you poor folks, you must go
Muslims and gays
Boy, we hate your ways
So all you bad folks, you must go

The fog and the smog of news media that logs
False narratives of Gods that came up against the odds
We're not just nigga rappers with the bars
It's kismet that we're cosmic with the stars
You bastards overlooking street art
Better yet, street smarts but you keep us off the charts
So motherfuck your numbers and your statisticians
Fuck y'all know about true competition?
That's like a AL pitcher on deck talking about he hittin'
The only one who's hitting are the ones that's currently spittin'
We got your missy smitten rubbing on her little kitten
Dreaming of a world that's equal for women with no division
Boy, I tell you that's vision
Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten
The Tribe be the best in they division
Shaheed Muhammad cut it with precision
Who can come back years later, still hit the shot?
Still them tryna move we off the fucking block
Babylon, bloodclot
Two pon yuh headtop

All you Black folks, you must go
All you Mexicans, you must go
And all you poor folks, you must go
Muslims and gays
Boy, we hate your ways
So all you bad folks, you must go

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Terence Michael Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, F. Frank Iommi, William T. Ward, Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, Malik Izaak Taylor

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This album didn’t get the attention it deserved. When a legendary group drops an album comparable to their iconic classics, everyone needs to pay attention. Just shows how much the culture has changed.

Christopher McDade

What do you mean? The album debuted at number one on Billboard Top 200, with more than 100 000 album sales - in a time when no one sells albums! (Eventually it went gold.) They also performed on different talkshows etc. This album was kind of hard to miss when it was released. By all accounts, this album was a success.

And as Someone pointed out, they went away for two decades. You can expect to disappear for two decades and just have everything stop just because because you decided to return. The success of their album would've been impressive if they had never went away, but it is VERY impressive for them to return after two decades with an album that was a commercial success and went gold.


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6 million views = not enough attention

Pats Nation

Tbf it was the number one album in the country for like 2 months


The culture backwards

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Scot Morgan

im 44 years old. i was 16 when low end theory dropped, and it blew my mind. buggin out was my all time favorite track from the tribe...until now. r.i.p
phife dawg......one love.


I wish I could have been old enough to appreciate the first Tribe albums when they came out.

Gerald Johnson

Oh yeah they played the mess out of this in emerald city in manhattan.buggin out was the shit.

Top Hat Mann

Jazz was fucking amazing

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