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Boots Riley

Boots Riley is a provocative and prolific American poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, humorist, political organizer, community activist, lecturer, and public speaker. He is best known as the lead vocalist of political hip hop groups The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. Fervently dedicated to social change, Boots has been deeply involved with the Occupy Oakland movement and was the head of the activist group The Young Comrades.





Musician; Activist

Oakland, California, USA