As a founding member of activist hip hop group The Coup, Boots Riley knows his way around a revolutionary idea. Beginning with music and political endeavors, he’s now sharing his voice through comedy. In his Oakland-based debut feature “Sorry To Bother You”, he highlights a young professional caught between corporate evil and working-class struggles. Today on The Treatment, Riley shares the film inspirations that led to a comedic debut as well and the role that music has played in his creative path.
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