the coup

Stream the Sorry to Bother You Soundtrack, Featuring Killer Mike, E-40, and Janelle Monae

In addition to being the filmmaker behind one of this summer's most talked-about films, Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley is also the leader of Bay…
Joshua Copperman / July 27, 2018

The Coup – “OYAHYTT” (ft. Lakeith Stanfield)

The Coup's Boots Riley recently premiered his first film Sorry to Bother You and now the rapper has released the first single from the soundtrack…
Rob Arcand / July 13, 2018

The Coup’s Pam the Funkstress Dead at 51

Pam the Funkstress has died at age 51. A member of the Oakland collective The Coup, Pam Warren passed away due to an organ failure,…
Rob Arcand / December 23, 2017

Fox’s Interview With Boots Riley From the Coup Didn’t Go as Planned

The Coup's frontman and occasional Tom Morello collaborator Boots Riley is known for being something of a political firebrand, but, as Cleveland Scene points out,…
Colin Joyce / August 25, 2014

The Coup, ‘Sorry to Bother You’ (Anti-)

Boots Riley is nobody's armchair Marxist, not with lifelong commitments to collectivism shoring up his I'm-a-Communist boasts. But an active role transferring Occupy Wall Street…
Jason Gubbels / October 30, 2012

Boots Riley on How Political Change Actually Happens

If what you want is actual change, then what has to be built is a mass movement that is militant and can use direct action…
SPIN Staff / October 22, 2012

EXCLUSIVE SONG: New Street Sweeper Social Club

Now that Rage Against the Machine is through with last week's one-off benefit show in L.A., guitarist Tom Morello has turned his attention to the…
Peter Gaston / July 27, 2010