Monday, December 25, 2006

Hip Hop died this morning

Hip Hop died this morning.

Or at least the guy who wrote It's A Man's A Man's World, Make It Funky, Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved, One For All, The Payback, Funky Drummer, Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothin and I'm Black & I'm Proud.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Help The Coup

From Boots Riley Myspace :

We lost everything in that crash and fire. We were packed to live and do shows on that bus for a month. Most of us had every stitch of clothing we owned on there. We lost clothes, computers, recording equipment, cameras, IDs, phones, keys to cars and homes. We lost cash.We lost all our damn instruments and equipment to perform with. We were and are happy to walk away with our lives.

But now we're home.

Most of the band touring with The Coup has kids, rent that won't quit, bills, and holiday expenses coming. We need money, because like I said the band doesn't have the tools that they make a living with. Not only did we lose cash and material things on the bus, but we also were depending on this tour for money to make it through.

It may take a year for us to see any money from the insurance company.

I have set up a Paypal account so people can make donations for The Coup. The money will be split between Me (Boots Riley), Silk E, Q, Steve Wyreman (guitar), and Riccol. Mr. Lif is setting one up on his site and when I have that info, we'll let you know. There should be a button right below this that allows you to donate even without a paypal account.

If you have an account, ours is

Thank you in advance to anyone who does this, this is a really crazy situation. I never thought I would would be doing something like this. I also never thought that we would almost die like like that.

We're grateful for anything you can do.

Thank you,

Boots Riley

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Imagine Chuck Berry being told that nobody will understand rock n roll, or Billie Holiday with a pen and a pad and somebody sayin you're just too sad

Award of the most useless come back goes out to : Kool Keith and the ultramagnetic mc's !


grumpy old man


Killer Mike is giving hope to all the producers who can't play the piano.


In case you didn't know : Hip-Hop died a long time ago.


A couple of Good Life related articles from a long time ago. If anyone care, I'll scan some more. Use the comment section to let me know.