Evitan – P.T.I. (Occupy Wall St.) (Video)

Posted on January 11, 2012 by


The renowned Native Tongues crew has kicked off the new year with Evitan (“native” spelled backwards), the new hip-hop duo featuring Andres “Dres” Titus of Black Sheep and Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest, dropping a video for “P.T.I.”  “The first single from the duo’s forthcoming debut album due out sometime this spring, and is available now on iTunes. The track touches not only the specific happenings of the Occupy movement but also on the broader feelings of anger, uncertainty, and a desire to mobilize felt by young and old people across the country. “The 99% need to have not just a voice, but voices,” says Dres regarding what inspired them to write the song. “We need to have more voices that speak to our plight beyond what is given to us via the media.”

The video was shot on location amidst the protestors in New York, and captures the true essence of the demonstrations as well as the NYPD’s handling of the protesters. Despite the logistical difficulties, Dres and Jarobi were adamant about shooting the video with the OWS protesters, noting that they “couldn’t be soldiers and not see the front line.”

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