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The musical activism of Boots Riley

When Occupy erupted last year, politically aggressive artists had the choice either to walk the walk or quiet down.
Hip-Hop
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 30, 2012
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Street Sweeper Social Club | Street Sweeper Social Club

Rap-rock group Street Sweeper Social Club have been hyped as a supergroup.
Epic (2009)
By DAVID BOFFA  |  June 26, 2009
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Political raps

You can’t say a guy who blasts out of the starting gate with a song called “Kill My Landlord” and, then, eight years later, comes up with a riveting, darkly humorous rap titled “5 Million Ways To Kill a CEO” doesn’t have murder on his mind.
The Coup pick a bigger weapon
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 16, 2006

The Coup at ZuZu

Boots Riley, the incendiary, politically minded hip-hop poet, didn’t cause anything close to a ruckus Sunday night at ZuZu.
Boots Riley speaks to power
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 04, 2006