Party Music

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Party Music
The Coup Party Music.jpg
Studio album by The Coup
Released November 6, 2001
Recorded 2000−2001
Genre Alternative hip hop, funk, West Coast rap, political hip hop
Label 75 Ark/Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
Producer Boots Riley, Tahir
The Coup chronology
Steal This Album
(1998)Steal This Album1998
Party Music
Pick a Bigger Weapon
(2006)Pick a Bigger Weapon2006
Originally intended cover
Originally intended cover
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 85/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 8/10[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork 7.9/10[6]
Spin 9/10[7]
The Village Voice A[8]

Party Music is the fourth studio album by The Coup, an alternative hip hop group based in Oakland, California.

The album was originally released by 75 Ark Records and has since been re-released by Epitaph Records after the group's signing in 2004.

Original cover controversy[edit]

Party Music was originally scheduled to be released in early September 2001, but the release was delayed until November of that year 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.[9] The original cover was created in June 2001.[10]

In an interview with Seattle newspaper The Stranger, Boots Riley spoke about his fight to keep the album cover following the events of September 11:

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everythang"
  2. "5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O."
  3. "Wear Clean Draws" (featuring Guy Hubbard, Martin Luther)
  4. "Ghetto Manifesto" (featuring T-K.A.S.H.)
  5. "Get Up" (featuring Dead Prez)
  6. "Tight"
  7. "Ride The Fence"
  8. "Nowalaters" (featuring Kween)
  9. "Pork and Beef" (featuring T-K.A.S.H.)
  10. "Heven Tonite" (featuring Kween)
  11. "Thought About It 2"
  12. "Lazymuthafucka"


  1. ^ "Reviews for Party Music by The Coup". Metacritic. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Party Music – The Coup". AllMusic. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Coup: Party Music". Alternative Press (159): 91. October 2001. 
  4. ^ Mao, Chairman. "The Coup: Party Music". Blender. Archived from the original on May 4, 2006. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (November 16, 2001). "The Coup: Party Music (Tommy Boy/75 Ark)". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Pecoraro, David M. (January 3, 2002). "The Coup: Party Music". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  7. ^ Clover, Joshua (October 2001). "The Coup: Party Music". Spin. 17 (10): 125. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 20, 2001). "Consumer Guide: Salaam". The Village Voice. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
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  10. ^ Wired.Com
  11. ^ The Stranger