The Repo Man Sings For You Introduction
It's a caricature of sorts, but for those who have had cars repossessed or houses foreclosed on in real life, the impersonal nature of the whole process can be a little nightmarish. We also shouldn't have to remind you that in the decade following The Coup's clever lyrical composition, a little thing happened that relates quite closely to the topic of "The Repo Man Sings For You."
What was that, you ask? Oh, yes, right—that little thing called the foreclosure crisis, a disaster of pretty epic proportions involving the loss of millions of homes and accusations of widespread fraud on the part of huge banking companies. "The Repo Man Sings For You," recorded in 1998, takes on a whole new significance in the context of a crisis that is in many ways a massive mirror of the situation the song describes.
About the Song
|Artist||The Coup feat. Del tha Funkee Homosapien||Musician(s)||Boots Riley, Del tha Funkee Homosapien (vocals), DJ Pam the Funkstress (mixing)|
|Album||Steal This Album|
|Writer(s)||Boots Riley, Del tha Funkee Homosapien|
|Buy this song: Amazon iTunes||Try Listen and Learn (BETA)|
On the ChartsThis song did not chart.
Steal This Album was critically acclaimed and peaked at #51 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Charts in 1998. It was later re-released as Steal This Double Album, which included two new tracks and a second CD of a live performance.