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Boots Riley of the Coup posts election day playlist
Outspoken rapper and activist Boots Riley (of The Coup) has compiled a diverse playlist of political songs to help encourage voting and perhaps get your blood boiling over all the horrible things about that guy you're not voting for. The playlist includes songs from Public Enemy, The…
November 06, 2012
Interviews: Track by Track: Boots Riley (The Coup)
The Coup is basically a riot masquerading as a party. Lead by emcee Boots Riley, the band blends hip hop with funk with rock with punk to make music that is driving yet smooth, aggressive but poppin', all the while Riley spits out rhymes about socialist…
November 02, 2012
Videos: The Coup: "Your Parents' Cocaine"
The Coup have released a new music video, for their song "Your Parents' Cocaine." The song appears on their latest album, Sorry to Bother You released this week. You can click…
November 02, 2012
Media: The Coup: "WAVIP" (with Das Racist and Killer Mike"
Political hip hop outfit The Coup have posted a new song from their imminent new album. The collective, which is fronted by activist and musician Boots Riley will release Sorry to Bother You on…
October 16, 2012
Videos: The Coup: "The Guillotine"
The Coup have posted a ambitious video for "The Guillotine." It was directed by Beau Patrick Coulon and offers a politically tribute to the seventies "super soul musical" version of The Wizard of Oz called…
October 12, 2012
Tours: The Coup
The Coup will be hitting the road later this year for the first half of a tour in support of Sorry to Bother You which is due out October 30, 2012 on Anti- Records. Dates…
October 04, 2012
Videos: The Coup: "Land Of Seven Billion Dances"
Political hip hop outfit The Coup have released the second video from their next album. The collective, which is fronted by activist and musician Boots Riley will release Sorry to Bother You on…
September 12, 2012
Videos: The Coup: "Magic Clap"
Political hip hop outfit The Coup have released the first video from their next album. The collective, which is fronted by activist and musician Boots Riley will release Sorry to Bother You on…
August 30, 2012
Videos: The Coup announce 'Sorry to Bother You'
Political hip hop outfit The Coup have announced their next album for Anti- Records. The collective, which is fronted by activist and musician Boots Riley will release Sorry to Bother You on…
August 14, 2012
Interviews: Boots Riley (The Coup/Street Sweeper Social Club)
Although a lot of radical musicians talk the talk, few walk the walk like Boots Riley. Riley has been the driving force behind hip hop group The Coup for almost 20 years, weaving dense, but playful, rhymes that address everything from killing CEO's to having broken down cars to…
July 14, 2011
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