The 59th annual Grammy Awards had an All Star line up accompanied with All Star performances, but the powerful performance by A Tribe Called Quest was the highlight of the award show. A Tribe Called Quest opened up their set with a tribute to the Tribes late great Phife Dawg, and soon after Busta Rhymes and Consequence joined the tribe to bless the stage.
Busta Rhymes made his grand entrance by acknowledging Trump as “President Agent Orange”, and sarcastically congratulating him for his unsuccessful Muslim ban. Performing hits like “We The People” provided a political statement by its lyrical content, but lyrics wasn’t the only way they delivered such a strong message, it was their actions. While performing their song they brought Muslims onto the stage, this performance was a message within itself. Regardless of what Agent Orange tries to attempt it will not stop others from welcoming Muslims and other ethnic groups into our country, and home. The straight forward brash delivery with lyrics were genius for how they made their voice be heard and their message understood.
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.
One of the greatest film Directors Spike Lee was so inspired by the Tribes performance he took it to Instagram to show off his customized Air Jordan 1’s. Every February the Nike and Jordan brand release sneakers with different color ways and themes to celebrate Black History Month. Lee decided to take it up another notch and customized his Black History Month Air Jordan’s with one sneaker saying “Repel Agent Orange”, and the other sneaker simply saying, “Resist.”