Rap activist and The Coup frontman Boots Riley has called on the hip-hop community to step up and contribute to the ever increasing anti-war sentiments. Boots is encouraging hip-hoppers everywhere to download a Pick A Bigger Weapon track titled “Captain Sterlings Little Problem,” which features Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, for free and send it to everyone they know in the military. By doing so, Riley believes the G.I. dissent could prompt Congress to act more decisively.
“I have this suggestion: the soldiers should demand to be returned home, using any means necessary to make this happen,” Boots writes. “This would lead to a swift end to this war, saving countless lives, both
Boots reports that “at one point a Pentagon report deemed half of the soldiers in
Captain Sterling’s Little Problem” was originally recorded as the theme for “Sir! No Sir!,” David Zieger’s recent documentary of the Vietnam War.
“Captain Sterling’s Little Problem” and three other tracks from Pick a Bigger Weapon are available for download on COUP MUSIC