Watch Talib Kweli Rap About E-Security on Full Frontal

Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli made a cameo on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee earlier this week as a part of a sketch parody of the show Mr. Robot called “Ms. Robot.” A woman works around freaked out discovering how many methods the US government has to spy on everyday civilians and how hackers can gain access to all her personal information. At the end of the skit, Kweli comes in to perform a short new version of his song “Get By” with altered lyrics about phone and internet security while the women awkwardly dance up on him. Check it out below along with the new lyrics.


Now if you’re black, watch your back cuz you never alone
They take the data that you own and they don’t have to condone
We go through episodes too like Attack of The Clones
Except even Darth Vader wasn’t hacking our phones.

To get by
Just to get by
Just to get by, just to get by

Lock your phone with a passcode,
Or what you’re downloading gets stolen,
Basically be the black Edward Snowden.

Just to get by
Just to get by
Just to get by
Just to get by

The N.Y.P.D. put the troll in patrol,
They online collecting everything we post from Twitter to Vine (R.I.P.)
Unencrypted apps let ‘em have all your data that’s private
Like every dick pic that you text to your side chick
Your spy shit, they’re trying to take us fifty years back,
Fuck your password, get ready for Revenge of the Black Nerds.

Just to get by
Just to get by

Will somebody white please appropriate this track so this shit can get mentioned, please
It goes against the Fourth Amendment