Editors’ Notes While most of his peers were rapping about crime and sex, 22-year-old Oakland native Boots Riley revived the political legacy of his Black Panther predecessors to create Kill My Landlord. It was the first hyper-political album from the West Coast that didn’t feel preachy or dull. Riley’s thick, organic-sounding beats reveled in '70s-style funk, and his down-home delivery only lent credence to the revolutionary messages of “Not Yet Free,” “Liberation of Lonzo,” and “Kill My Landlord.” His mission is best stated in a line from “The Coup”: “Getting drunk off liberation/F**k the Hennessey.”

SONG
Dig It
1
4:18
 
Not Yet Free
2
6:13
 
F**k a Perm
3
0:44
 
The Coup
4
4:27
 
I Know You
5
6:29
 
I Ain't the N***a
6
4:31
 
Last Blunt
7
5:22
 
Funk
8
6:11
 
Liberation of Lonzo
9
4:50
 
Pam's Song
10
2:06
 
Fo Da' Money
11
5:39
 
Foul Play
12
4:01
 
Kill My Landlord
13
6:18