Political hip-hop group The Coup are playing at Goldsmiths Student Union tomorrow, Monday 29th October as part of the celebration of Black History month in association with Love Music Hate Racism. The lead singer Boots Riley is a prominent figure within the Occupy movement in Oakland California. The veteran rapper uses music as an outlet to speak out against political and social injustice; with lyrics that criticise police brutality, racism, capitalism and patriarchal exploitation.
‘Sorry to bother you’ is The Coup’s 6th studio album and is out in Anti Records. The record merges anthemic beats, punk urgency and the astute social commentary of hip-hop to craft a refreshing unique sound. Throughout the process of writing and recording, The Coup were intent on creating a radical new collection of songs utilising unconventional recording techniques and seemingly incongruous musical styles. The result is an exhilarating album that perfectly animates Riley’s provocative and poetic lyrics.
‘Sorry to Bother You’ shows that you can combine genres and ideas to create an inspiring sound that draws from the past but equally sounds futuristic.
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