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.
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.
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.”