Oakland Hip Hoppers Politicize the Stage

Oakland based The Coup took the stage with Me'shell Ndegeocello at the Fillmore and what followed was magic.

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Boots Riley and The Coup play the Fillmore.
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Boots Riley gets smooth.
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Meshell Ndegeocello lends her voice to the show.
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Meshell Ndegeocello sings from her new album "The Wold Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams."
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Meshell Ndegeocello draws upon her Bay Area connections.
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Mr. Guitar man gets down.
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Meshell Ndegeocello keeps it smooth.
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Meshell Ndegeocello does a little dance.
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Meshell Ndegeocello does a little clap.
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Get down.
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Boots owns the show.
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Jumping for the crowd.
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Boots can pull off the chops.
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The frow is back.
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Boots is pretty cool.
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And he can dance.
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He keeps it smooooooooth.
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Boots thanks the crowd.
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The lights shine down on the man of the hour.
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Readjusting the mic.
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Is Boots walking away?
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Doing a little dance.
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Look at The Coup do their thing.
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Silk-e is having a good good time.
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The show is cooking at this point.
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Getting some love.
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Feeling the vibe.
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Pam spins the tables.
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Pam a bit closer up.
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Pam's got some flavor.
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The girl can spin.
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She sure enjoys what she does.
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Pam gets into her own world.
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Pam takes a listen.
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Pam feels the vibe.
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Pam is proud of her work.
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Silk-e gets into the show.
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Silk-e feels the vibe.
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Silk-e lets the light shine down on her.
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And what pretty lights they were.
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And they keep shining.
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The lights go black and white.
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Silk-e gives a shout out.
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Silk-e a bit too close and personal, maybe?
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Silk-e continues to do her thing.
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Boots likes to adjust the mic.
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Silk-e gets into the show.
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A wide shot of the show.
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Boots keeps on walking.
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Um...
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The two do a little dance.
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Boots keeps creeping.
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Boots does a little scratching.
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Stretching from a long night out.
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He can snap too.
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We can all use a little bass in our lives.
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That is a nice shot if we do say so ourselves.
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Rocking away on stage.
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Doing his thing.
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Get a closer look.
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Lovely shot we must say.
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It gets hot on stage so the wife beater is a good look indeed.
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Not sure what this is.
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These Boots are going to do some walking.
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And we all fall down.
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But the show must goes on.
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And it must end to.
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Spinning the show to an end.
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Boots gets ready to walk away.
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The lights keep shining.
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Boots closes the night.
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