EVITAN

Rappers From A Tribe Called Quest, Blacksheep Form New Group

(AllHipHop News) Veteran rappers Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest and Black Sheep frontman Dres have formed a new group named EVITAN (native spelled backwards) and are currently working to drop an untitled album.

The pair are gearing up to release “P.T.I. (Occupy Wall Street),” along with a companion video, which was shot on location during the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York.

According to Dres, the pair’s new track sums up the anger and uncertainty about America’s future that the Occupy protesters are attempting to convey to the rest of the nation.

“The 99% need to have not just a voice, but voices,” Dres told AllHipHop.com in a statement release today (December 5). “We need to have more voices that speak to our plight beyond what is given to us via the media.”

Since it was shot during the tense protests, the video captures the true essence of the demonstrations, as well as the NYPD’s handling of the protesters.

“Law enforcement is sadly overbearing and seemingly not understanding,” Dres continued. “Unfortunately, they’re desensitized to the plight of the people they’re supposed to protect. They can be so much more effective without billy clubs, pepper spray, and a militant attitude towards civilians that merely seek equality. There needs to be a deeper understanding of ‘us’.”

Both Jarobi and Dres are Hip-Hop legends who are part of the Native Tongue collective of rappers, which featured such members as The Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, Chi-Ali, A Tribe Called Quest, Blacksheep, Leaders of the New School, Queen Latifah, Monie Love and others.

There is currently no release date attached to EVITAN’s untitled debut. Check out the video for “P.T.I. (Occupy Wall Street” below:

  • JAROBI RAPPED??

    NAW…

    HE SMILED ALOT IN THE VIDEOS BUT NEVER SAID NOTHING…..

    SOMEONE PLEASE REMIND ME OF A CLASSIC JAROBI LINE.

    • I can. It went like this. “…………………………………..” Dopest shit since the Pooty Tang song titled “……..!!!!!”

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  • Looks like that documentary on A tribe called quest has stirred up some work for …JAROBI????

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    ANOTHER 20 YEAR VETERAN REFUSING TO PUT IT DOWN ??????

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  • SDS_Overfiend

    Dres look like he just took a blast off a diggity in the pic up top..

  • Bless Graphics

    Good look for all the ole headz like me.

  • Royal_Chiefa

    I’m down with it..at least they talkin about somethin

  • PL

    How many of y’allz favorite rapper would say “F-ck the police” in they face?

  • Darling Lilah

    Jarobi did the interludes on People’s Instinctive Travels… Can’t remember his voice on anything else and I had ALL the Tribe CD (was in middle school lawd).. I did hear Dres do somethin not too long ago..Glad they puttin it down!!

  • I didn’t even know Jarobi could talk! He never rapped a word on any Tribe Albums