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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Coup's Boots Riley Will Perform for the Occupy Oakland Crowd This Evening

Posted By on Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Boots Riley. Photo by John Duah
  • Boots Riley. Photo by John Duah

So, so fitting: On a day when his bandmate in Street Sweeper Social Club, Tom Morello, performed at Occupy Wall Street, politically conscious Oakland rapper Boots Riley of the Coup is bringing his boisterous rhymes to Occupy Oakland for a free performance.

But you better hurry if you want to catch it: Riley's performing as part of a live show at Occupy Oakland that's set to start at 5 p.m. More details after the jump.

The live hip-hop gathering's full bill -- so far (these things aren't terribly organized, you understand) -- includes local artists Riley, MC Lovelle, Jabari and Ras Ceylon, and 40 Thieves. It goes down from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Occupy Oakland -- the intersection of 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. (According to Riley's Twitter, he'll be playing acoustically around 6 p.m.)

More info on Facebook here. If you're down with the Occupy movement and can check it out, we'd recommend it. We can't think of another voice in Bay Area hip-hop more befitting of this project than Riley's. (Read our recent interview with him here.)


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