Few artists can say that they wrote a hit song and even fewer can say that they created a bona fide anthem. Talib Kweli’s got both of those bases covered with ‘Get By,’ a motivational soundtrack to the lives of strugglers and strivers the world over.

Produced by a pre-Yeezus Kanye West, ‘Get By’ went from went from underground banger to radio hit and Kweli’s signature song. For this Off the Record performance, we get a live version that recreates the magic of Kanye’s Nina Simone sample flip, turning it into a lush, full-bodied backdrop for Kweli’s ode to everyday hardworking men and women who go hard despite circumstances.

Watch Talib and his band perform ‘Get By’ above and click below for more of his Off the Record performances.