De La Soul have taken aim at Donald Trump on the new song “Remove 45,” which comes less than a week before the US presidential election on November 3.
The David West-produced track is a mighty posse cut that also includes Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Talib Kweli, Styles P, Pharaohe Monch and Mysonne.
Together, the rappers deliver a blistering litany calling out the rise of fascism in the United States, as well as growing hostility towards immigrants and Black and brown Americans under Trump’s administration. “Last four years was a smack black / Now we know 55 percent of the United States is wack / If y’all let this dude come back…” Chuck D raps.
In a press release, Pos of De La Soul said, “When it comes to this president and his administration we need to exercise our right to vote and REMOVE him from office.”
De La Soul’s last album was 2016’s and the Anonymous Nobody…. Last year, the group collaborated with DJ Shadow on “Rocket Fuel,” which they performed together on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with a five-piece horn section.
Last March, it was also reported that De La Soul were mired in a royalties dispute with their label Tommy Boy Music, which has prevented the release of their back catalog to streaming services.
Stream “Remove 45” below: