I Show You How To World Build This, Son: Ta-Nehisi Coates Brings Back The Crew As An Ongoing Series

[quote_simple]”Who can come back years later, still hit the shot?
Still them tryna move we off the fucking block”- Phife Dawg[/quote_simple]

Yo are we live right now? Are we on the air? Do the people fucking hear me right now? Good. While everyone was watching or not watching the inaguration of our most trash president elected to date (you know the name), ya mans and dem Ta-Nehisi Coates was in the cut on a rooftop in some undisclosed location rocking Timbs and a Wakandan School of Alternative Studies college sweater while looking at the masses. Homes hit the ear piece and said,”Ayo, Time Magazine? Drop that hot shit on ’em one time.”

Call it resistance or call it a move similar to Beyoncé dropping Lemonade on us without warning, but they just announced that “The Crew” will have it’s own spin off series. My gawd, I’m crying actual tears right now. Real fucking fandom tears because this is the series we fucking deserved, the series we need right the Black now. *Glory plays in the distance (the version without Common)*


Now I done told y’all how after a now fourteen year wait, your boy Coates remixed The Crew for a cameo in Black Panther. I done told you all that, I done told you that this shit right here is the Baton pass and Ta-Nehisi Coates is taking that shit for the 800 meter relay and he’s joined by poet Yona Harvey for this run as well? You telling me we’re not only going to be getting prose but lyric bars as well? Is that what you’re telling me right now? *Sam Wilson hand rub*

The feels I’m fucking feeling right now. Do y’all see these Black clouds parting right now? Do you see this shit? Coates real comfortable right now, ya mans said, “Know what? We bout to tell this story of Black Panther with that work. Ooooh Lord, this fandom ’bout to get that world building work like never before. Matter of fact, what’s Roxanne Gay doing because we bout to expand Wakanda into The World of Wakanda and I need her to get these bars off. We’re not stopping there…


I’ma bring Priest’s crew back but I’ma get Just Blaze on the track and remix that shit. Everybody gon’ think it’s a cameo. Naaaaaaah fam, I’ma get Yona Harvey to hop on the track and we taking this shit back to Harlem. This series going take place in Harlem? Y’all wanted that world-building, right? Y’all wanted these good ass stories, right? This is what the fuck we do. This is that 1099 right here? This that W-2 and the only thing you gon’ tax us with is these comic reviews. We here now, baby. We here now.”

Listen, this is just what I needed on this day. When my kids ask me about the presidential inauguration of 2017 I’ma have to tell ’em that I don’t know what happened because Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey brought back a comic book series that was fourteen long years in the making. When they ask me what that book is, I’ll go to my room, open up a chrome briefcase, then walk back in with one tear streaming down my left cheek and say, “gather round children… let me tell you ’bout the most real muh fucking story to be blessed on the world.”

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  • Omar Holmon is a content editor that is here to make .gifs, obscure references, and find the correlation between everything Black and Nerdy.

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  • Evil Ninja (@EvilNinjaX24)

    One word: Lit.

  • cfus89

    Yo the steeze bout makin Wakanda grow to The World of Wakanda is some dope ‘ish man.

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