Back on September 21, 2015 we had a chance to sit down with Boots Riley of The Coup. We talked then about much of the politics and history which would later appear in Sorry To Bother You and which have been a feature of Boots and The Coup for decades. Though it had also been a hope of mine to catch up with Pam the Funkstress as well we did get a chance to at least talk some about her and her importance to the group, hip-hop and beyond. May she rest in freedom.


  1. I can’t wait for a fo0low up after the .. Spike Flea scathing critique. producing a script written by a grad of American university , Home of Project Camerlot. in the 60s. Close to the Stallworth ‘undercover glory

  2. Boots Riley speaks with an assured fiery, knowledgeable, analytical eloquence on race and classism, that no water can put out.
    Quotes that may fit into Mr. Riley’s
    “In the halls of justice, justice is in the halls”—-Lenny Bruce.

    “How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy”—-Terrence the playwright;185 B.C.

    “Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel”—-John Quinton.

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