|Studio album by The Coup|
|Released||November 6, 2001|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, Funk, West Coast rap, Political hip hop|
|Label||75 Ark/Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
|The Coup chronology|
|Originally intended cover|
Party Music was originally scheduled to be released in early September 2001, but the release was delayed until November 2001 due to the cover art, which depicted Boots Riley and Pam the Funkstress destroying the twin towers of the World Trade Center using a Covert-Labs digital chromatic tuner as a detonator. The original cover was created in June 2001.
|“||There's been a whitewash in the media over the past couple days over what the U.S.'s role in the world is, and the fact that they kill hundreds of thousands of people per year to protect profit. Now how can I get to the point where I could be saying that on the world stage, and interrupt the lies that CBS, CNN, NBC, and everyone is saying? In my view, that [would be] by keeping the cover. Not because I think by looking at the cover you get all of this message that I'm telling you, but as a way to have a platform to interrupt the stream of lies that are being told right now.||”|
A high-resolution image of the original cover is available here.
Boots Riley wrote the song "Wear Clean Draws" for his daughter.
The song "Pork and Beef" is featured in the 2007 comedy Superbad.
The song "Ride the Fence" is featured on the video game Skate.
- "5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O."
- "Wear Clean Draws" (featuring Guy Hubbard, Martin Luther)
- "Ghetto Manifesto" (featuring T-Kash)
- "Get Up" (featuring Dead Prez)
- "Ride The Fence"
- "Nowalaters" (featuring Kween)
- "Pork and Beef" (featuring T-Kash)
- "Heven Tonite" (featuring Kween)
- "Thought About It 2"