A Celebration of Sorry To Bother You: Part 2 - A Brief History of Political Hip Hop

Listen to Part 2 of a two-part Ujima Radio special to celebrate the release of Boots Riley's satire Sorry To Bother You (opening Fri 7 Dec).

In this second half Adam Murray (Come The Revolution, Ujima Radio DJ) gives a brief introduction to political (or 'conscious') hip hop, inspired by the history and themes of Sorry To Bother You. Boots Riley (and his band The Coup) sits in a long and prestigious lineage of MCs and groups that have used hip hop as a platform for activism, education and resistance - much like his debut film.

Paris - Break the Grip of Shame / The Devil Made Me Do It (1989)
The Goats - Typical American / Tricks of the Shade (1992)
Killer Mike - Reagan / R.A.P. Music (2012)
El-P - Deep Space 9mm / Fantastic Damage (1992)
Digable Planets - Where I'm From / Reachin': A New Refutation of Time and Space (1993)
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Music and Politics / Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury (1992)

Posted on Mon 26 Nov 2018.