Boots Riley is best kwn as the lyricist and frontman for Oakland's underground hip hop group, The Coup, as well as for The Street Sweeper Social Club which he founded with guitarist Tom Morello. For two decades, Riley's lyrical style has combined politically-charged dissidence with radical sensibility and sardonic humour to create what can only be described at sheer hip hop poetics. Now his lyrics are available in full, right down to the last word. Boots Riley also includes unreleased lyrics, photos and backstories.
Boots Riley, is an American poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, humorist, political organizer, community activist, lecturer, and public speakerbest known as the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. He lives in Oakland, California. Adam Mansbach is the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers Go the Fuck to Sleep and You Have to Fucking Eat. His latest novel, Rage is Back, was named a Best Book of 2013 by NPR and the San Francisco Chronicle and is currently being adapted for television; his previous novels include the California Book Awardwinning The End of the Jews and the cult classic Angry Black White Boy. Mansbach is the recipient of a Reed Award, a Webby Award, and a Gold Pollie from the American Association of Political Consultants for his 2012 campaign video Wake The Fuck Up, starring Samuel L. Jackson. He was the 200911 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Lab Fellow, and a 2013 Berkeley Repertory Theater Writing Fellow, and will be the 2015 Artist in Residence at Stanford University s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, The Believer, Salon.com, and on National Public Radio s All Things Considered. He is currently writing an original screenplay about a young Barack Obama for director Vikram Gandhi. He lives in Berkeley, California.