Boots Often At Odds With Conscious Hip-Hop Movement

Darren Keast of the Dallas Observer spoke with Boots Riley of the Coup about how he sometimes finds his efforts at odds with the so-called “conscious” hip-hop movement. “I think that a lot of the conscious rappers are saying, ‘You need to do this, you need to stop doing this,'” he says. “They’ve been given the wrong information as to what are the big problems going on in the world. Just ’cause I’ve been privy to some good information, it’s made us [make sure to] not be too preachy. That’s what saves it from totally eating up the music.”

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