By Hayden Wright

(RADIO.COM) – A Tribe Called Quest shook up the hip-hop game with the unexpected release of their sixth and final album We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, just months after the death of founding MC and Bay Area resident, Phife Dawg.

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They’ve now dropped the video for “We the People,” which combines gritty visuals that match the sense of urgency of the song. Much of the clip is set in a dingy, crowded basement studio while a kind of technological zombie apocalypse sprouts outside — and the police appears to be fully militarized. Grim!

A street art mural of Phife Dawg is animated to “rap” his contributions to the track — a classy and inventive way to make his presence felt in the visuals. Lyrically, “We the People” tackles bigotry and divisions in the United States, a timely matter following the heated presidential election:

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“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.”

As it turns out, A Tribe Called Quest gave us just the right album at exactly the right time. Watch the video for “We the People” here:

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