@TheCoup @BootsRiley are hella dope for this one. Pacific Heights ain't Sunnydale! Haha. Off The Coup's new album Sorry To Bother You, out now.
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@BootsRiley @TheCoup drop a dope new video off their upcoming album Sorry To Bother You, dropping October 30th! Pam The Funkstress is BADASS!
The Coup is one of my favorite groups of all time. So many classics...so it's dope to hear that Boots and Co. are finally coming with a new album called Sorry To Bother You, dropping October 30th! Sounds like it's gunna be more of a punk-sounding album, but I'm sure it'll be ill! Peep the first single below.
The Coup's Boots Riley on His Next Record, Hip-Hop for White Kids, and Loving Battlestar Galactica in SF Weekly (Interview)
It's been almost a decade since 9/11 -- which means (among other things) that it's been 10 years since Boots Riley was seemingly everywhere, coolly responding to outrage over someextremely ill-timed album art depicting explosions at World Trade Center. It's also been five years since the last album from the Coup, 2006's critically acclaimed Pick a Bigger Weapon.
But rest assured, the Oakland native has been busy. Aside from releasing and touring an EP and a full-length studio album with Tom Morello as the rap-rock outfit Street Sweeper Social Club, booking speaking engagements on racism, capitalism, and grassroots organizing, and guesting on the upcoming Star Fucking Hipsters album, Riley recently found time to write a feature-length screenplay before heading into the studio to record tracks for a new Coup album, due out at the beginning of next year.
Ahead of the Coup's Aug. 19 show at the Independent, we grabbed a drink with Riley to find out more about what to expect.
Grounded TV was fortunate to sit down with Boots from The Coup and Souls of Mischief last weekend. We took this time to talk to them about the killing of Oscar Grant last new years in Oakland California at the hands of a police officer while held down by two other officers.
Boots Riley of The Coup and Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine have teamed up to form Street Sweepers Social Club and they're poppin out with an album of the same name on June 16th! They're currently on tour with Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction. Sounds like Rage Against The Machine injected with some Oakland revolutionary flavor! Here's 100 Little Curses, which is #4 Most Requested on KROQ in LA. Full Story