Ride the Fence


Every so often, I like to share with you music or a music video that is important to me. Today I share with you the video for the song “Ride the Fence” by The Coup.

Party Music

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Coup,

The Coup is an American hip hop band from Oakland, California. Their music is an amalgamation of influences, including funk, punk, hip hop, and soul. Frontman Boots Riley‘s revolutionarily-charged lyrics rank The Coup as a renowned political hip hop band aligned to radical music groups such as The Clash, Dead Prez and Rage Against the Machine.

The Coup’s music is driven by aggressive and danceable bass-driven backbeats overlaid by critical, hopeful, and witty lyrics, often with a bent towards the literary. The Coup’s songs critique, observe, and lampoon capitalism, American politics, patriarchal exploitation, police brutality, marijuana addiction, romance, working at fast food places, and disparities among race and class.

According to the same website, apparently”‘Ride the Fence’ was featured in EA‘s 2007 skateboarding video game Skate.”

Not only do I like the message of the song, but I like the fact that I can really shake my ass to it.

Without further ado, I give you “Ride the Fence.”



About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I’ve never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again.

I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist.

Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it.

I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk.

This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

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    • The French Revolution meets the Wizard of Oz meets hip hop. I LOVE IT! Thank you for posting this.

      The Coup and I have been out of touch for a while, but I’m glad to know they are still out there singing on behalf of the people.

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