Oakland based hip-hop duo, The Coup, released their album Sorry To Bother You and like any respectable music group, they are still promoting it. This time with a video for the track “Long Island Iced Tea, Neat” which features Punk group Japanther. The song talks specifically about the Occupy Oakland experience that front man Boots Riley was a intricate part of. The director, Kelly Gallagher, pays homage to Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant in the video displaying photos of the subsequent rallies as well as some cleverly placed skittles and arizona iced tea footage.
I remember getting Genocide & Juice, and refusing to take this song off repeat for weeks at a time. It featured a well used Gwen and George McCrae tune, called “The Rub”.
The Coup’s new album Sorry To Bother You, is dropping on October 30th. As a firm supporter of the Coup since I got a copy of Killer My Landord. It will be dropping on Epitaph’s Anti- record label. Get your socially conscious hip-hop on