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'Sorry to Bother You' Director Boots Riley Nailed Trump... 24 Years Ago

Before he was a director, Boots Riley was a rapper. A great rapper<p>Long before Boots Riley directed the new film “Sorry to Bother You,” he fronted the …

Donald Trump

Sorry, Not Sorry: The Best of The Coup

This website is user-supported. Any donation is immensely appreciated: https://www.patreon.com/passionweiss<p><i>Abe Beame can’t choose between Bootsy and</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Newly Unearthed FBI File Exposes Targeting of Folk Singer Dave Van Ronk

The popular fairytale of the US, present Trump reality aside, is that the country is a bastion of freedom unlike any other. History textbooks tout …

Communist Party

Victor Jara killing: Nine Chilean ex-soldiers sentenced

<b>A judge in Chile has found eight retired soldiers guilty of the 1973 murder of popular folk singer Victor Jara.</b><p>A ninth suspect was sentenced for his role as an accessory to Jara's murder.<p>Victor Jara was arrested the day after the military coup led by Gen Augusto Pinochet and taken to a sports …

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Boots Riley Mines His Experiences As A Telemarketer In 'Sorry To Bother You'

The social satire takes aim at corporations that underpay and exploit workers. This is Riley's first film — he has a long career as a rapper — and his band, The Coup, plays on the film's soundtrack.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest Boots Riley wrote and …

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Brainstorming the Revolution With “Sorry to Bother You” Director Boots Riley

You may have heard that <i>Sorry to Bother You</i>, the debut film from writer-director Boots Riley, is nuts. And it is: Lakeith Stanfield stars as Cassius …

Bob Marley

Prophets of Rage - Legalize Me

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Which Side Are You On?

A powerful song written by the wife of a union organizer in 1931, popularized by the radical folk singer Pete Seeger and later adapted by the civil …

Rights & Freedoms

Keffiyeh-Clad Roger Waters Scores Point for Palestinian Cause at French Open

On Sunday, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters and actress Lea Seydoux unveiled the Musketeers Cup at the French Open. The trophy was carried into Court …

Ani DiFranco tells us what she's listening to on tour (Bon Iver, Tune-Yards, more)

Veteran singer/songwriter <b>Ani DiFranco</b> is on tour now with one of our favorite new singer/songwriters, <b>Haley Heynderickx</b>, and that tour is about to hit …

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El-P Rejected NFL’s Unpaid Song Placement Offer During Super Bowl: ‘F*ck Them’

<i>Run The Jewels</i> is one of the most outspoken, political rap duos of our time—from Killer Mike joining 2016 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on …

Ani DiFranco talks 'Pacifist's Lament' ahead of Jersey City show

"It's really hard," says DiFranco, "to find the humility and to step out of your self and your own perspective and your need to be right and your …

Malcolm X’s Top 10 Influences In Hip Hop Music

<i>TheSource.com has put together a classic list honoring the legacy and works of the man who made intelligence cool in Hip Hop music</i><b>Malcolm X</b>, born …

Bragg's Emporium - The Progressive Patriot: A Search For Belonging (Hard Cover)

A Rough Trade, Mojo and FT Book of the Year<br>SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE<p>Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is …

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Pussy Riot targets Trump in Republican stronghold of Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is not the most obvious place to attract members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot.<p>But even in the Republican …

Neil Young Sounds Off on Trump: ‘He Has No Balls’

The legendary rocker sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss the new film ‘Paradox’ by his partner Daryl Hannah, its accompanying soundtrack, and the …

Billy Bragg: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Ballad of a Wobbly 2018 WORLD TOUR

You can download a blank tour poster to help promote any gig, whether you're the organizer of it or not! The most complete tour itinerary is below, …

Eric McCormack, Terrence Mann, Frances Fisher, Taylor Trensch and More Give a Voice to the Gun Control Debate on GUNS: THE ALBUM

GUNS is a ground-breaking concept album aimed at the most controversial and widely debated issue in America. Recorded in Los Angeles with an eclectic …

Bob Dylan updates "The Times They Are A-Changin'" for 2018 #FallonLIVE https://t.co/qfCd4DGv3o

“I Kind of Resist Definition… That’s the Realm I Work In: Boots Riley on Writing and Directing the Out-There Sundance Hit, Sorry to Bother You

Before his directorial debut with Sorry to Bother You at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Boots Riley was known for his role in the hip hop group …

Boots Riley stays true to his own voice with the Sundance premiere 'Sorry to Bother You'

Boots Riley isn't into biting his tongue. As the frontman of the socially conscious hip-hop group the Coup since 1991, with witty, searing criticism of sociopolitical issues weaved into his lyrics, he never does. But as a member of the rap rock supergroup Street Sweeper Social Club, which was …

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Ben Folds on music and politics

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds, the first artistic adviser for the National Symphony Orchestra, sits down with Kasie Hunt on Kasie DC to talk about …

Joan Baez Talks ‘New Way of Expressing Myself’ on First LP in a Decade

When Joan Baez, who recently announced that she’d be retiring from the road at the end of the year, began choosing music for her new album, she …

Music

Woody Guthrie Creates a Doodle-Filled List of 33 New Year’s Resolutions (1943): Beat Fascism, Write a Song a Day, and Keep the Hoping Machine Running

On January 1, 1943, the American folk music legend Woody Guthrie jotted in his journal a list of 33 “New Years Rulin's." Nowadays, we'd call them New …

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Prophets of Rage