The Coup & Boots Riley come to Camden Town's Jazz Café in October. Myself and Chris Read on support duties.
Tickets available here.
The Coup is a band from Oakland, CA. Their music is an amalgamation of influences, including funk, punk, hip hop, and soul. Because of the lyrics of leader and frontman Boots Riley, they are often put into the category of political hip hop. The Coup is politically communist in its music and aligns itself with other radical music groups such as The Clash, Dead Prez and Rage Against the Machine. The group’s music is characterized by aggressive, yet danceable bass- driven backbeats overlaid by humorous, hopeful, and often witty lyrics- with a bent towards the literary- that critique, observe, and lampoon capitalism, American politics, patriarchal exploitation, police brutality, romance, working at fast food places, and being at cocaine parties with rich people, among other things.
Hot on the heels of Jurassic 5 announcing dates for 2014, Classic Material & Mama Presents are delighted to bring Akil the MC to The Jazz Cafe in January for an exclusive London solo show. In the 6 years since J5 last toured Akil The MC has not missed a beat and will be performing a mixture of new material as well as classic J5 tracks.
Myself & DJ Chris Read to support.
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