on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series in 2017. Equally comfy rhyming or crooning, the tiny artist whose vocals and lyrics are as heavy as her name has only blossomed into a more and more impressive artist since then.
Tank and the Bangas' new video There Goes The Neighborhood tackles one of the black community's most persistent specters with the cheerful melancholy I've come to expect from them.
The sales pitch:
|There Goes The Neighborhood (Official Video)|
"We couldn't do nothing but wave and whisper
Watch and whisper 'White folk coming.
Better watch Big Mama house, before they figure us out...'"
That shit hit different for me. As I type this, I'm sitting in my Gramma's house... She passed on years ago, and we always make sure someone from the family lives here, as we work together to keep the house up.
After all, this is House-Flipping country.
But we are fa sho NOT giving up Gramma/Big Mama's house to the gentrifiers.
So anyways, I hope you enjoy the video. Even though I'm SURE Tank 'nem made it just to encourage me.
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