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The Rap Group's
Album Cover that Looked Like The Attack on the World Trade Center in New
The story is that a rap
group named The Coup had a new album with a cover painting that
looked eerily like the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
on September 11. So much so that the record company pulled
This one is true.
It is documented in numerous articles and interviews, but one
interview with the group on www.rapstation.com
provides a lot of background. The group is based in Oakland
and was about to release a new album titled "Party
The cover for the album pictured the
leader of the group, Boots Riley, holding a detonator and the
World Trade Center blowing up in the background. Although
there isn't anything like jetliners flying into buildings, the
scene of smoke coming from near the top floors of the trade center
looked as though they could have been patterned after the actual
attacks. The album was to have been distributed by Warner
Brothers, who pulled it very quickly after the terrorist
here to see the Wired News story and a picture of the
Boots Riley says the picture for the album was created in May or
June of 2001. Riley is well known for ranting against
capitalism and the album cover was supposed to symbolize his fight
against it. He says, however, that he wants to make it clear
that he does not endorse what happened at the World Trade Center
on September 11. He doesn't advocate defeating capitalism by
blowing up buildings.
A real example of the story
as it has been circulated:
I got an email from a friend that said there is a picture of an album
cover, by a rap group named "Coup", which has as its
background the WTC towers engulfed in a fire ball.
Allegedly done well before the attack, and has now been pulled by the
Truth or fiction?
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