Boots Riley and Gabby La La at #OccupyOaklandPosted: October 15, 2011
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Gearing up for Guerrilla Opera 6 THIS Monday, SF Guerrilla Opera is excited to share the below footage taken at #OccupyOakland on Thursday. Performing that night were MC Lovelle, Boots Riley (of the Coup) and Gabby La La, Jabari and Ras Ceylon, 40 Thieves, and others.
Here we have footage of Boots Riley and Gabby La La performing “Ghetto Blaster” and “5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO”. Boots gives a far better introduction than we could. So we’ll let him do the talking (transcribed from the “Ghetto Blaster” footage):
Boots Riley: Many of you–not just here, but across the country–are taking up a call. A call that’s been being made for decades and… and centuries even. To change the way the system is working. And I think that a lot of folks are looking to y’all to see, you know, where to go. There are a lot of people that aren’t here today that are checking in on y’all. Checking it up to see what they should do. And I’m just here to encourage you to, however you gotta do it, to get that message clear. To get something out there that people can walk away with. Something out there that helps them understand the system. Something out there that helps some. Some, some campaign demand, slogan, or whatever that helps people easily figure out that they gotta join you. And easily figure out that it’s their mess gotta change it. No just y’all. Y’all need more people to come. Anyway, this is a song that actually is from one of my groups called Street Sweeper Social Club. So this is a song from that. From their group. It’s about… it’s about y’all. It’s about people who are dedicating their lives to destroying the system that creates ghettos.
5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO