In the spirit of the week where we inaugurate Barack Obama as the President of the United States of America I thought I’d post a song of the week. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but Obama’s campaign slogan reminded me of it. The song is by a group called The Treacherous Three. They were a hip hop group that formed in the late 70’s and had a few hits, including Santa’s Rap, and were featured in movies such as Beat Street and Wildstyle. One of the members, Kool Moe Dee, went on to have a successful solo career.
With the success of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s song The Message, other rappers decided to try their hand at socially conscious music. The song I present to you today was released long before Barack Obama declared “Yes We Can” but the sentimants are the same. Let’s work together. Let’s treat each other as equals. Let’s rebuild America. Yes We Can. Here is song Yes We Can-Can by the Treacherous Three.[audio:http://pieceofshep.com/audio/34-Yes-We-Can-Can-(Single_LP Version).mp3]