is the fourth studio album by Party Music 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. The original cover was created in June 2001.  
In an interview with Seattle newspaper
, Boots Riley spoke about his fight to keep the album cover following the The Stranger events of September 11:
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.
Track listing [ edit ]
"5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O."
"Wear Clean Draws" (featuring Guy Hubbard, Martin Luther)
"Ghetto Manifesto" (featuring
T-K.A.S.H.) "Get Up" (featuring
Dead Prez) "Tight"
"Ride The Fence"
"Nowalaters" (featuring Kween)
"Pork and Beef" (featuring
T-K.A.S.H.) "Heven Tonite" (featuring Kween)
"Thought About It 2"
References [ edit ]
^ "Reviews for Party Music by The Coup". Metacritic . Retrieved . November 5, 2016
^ Huey, Steve. "Party Music – The Coup". AllMusic . Retrieved . November 5, 2016
^ "The Coup: Party Music". (159): 91. October 2001. Alternative Press
^ Mao, Chairman. "The Coup: Party Music". . Archived from Blender the original on May 4, 2006 . Retrieved . November 5, 2016
^ Pecoraro, David M. (January 3, 2002). "The Coup: Party Music". Pitchfork Media . Retrieved . November 5, 2016
^ Clover, Joshua (October 2001). "The Coup: Party Music". . Spin 17 (10): 125 . Retrieved . November 5, 2016
^ Christgau, Robert (November 20, 2001). "Consumer Guide: Salaam". The Village Voice . Retrieved . November 5, 2016
^ The Stranger