The original cover of 'Party Music' bares a chillingly prophetic resemblance to the towers in the moments after they were attacked earlier this week...

US hiphop act THE COUP have changed the artwork on their forthcoming album 'PARTY MUSIC' as it featured the duo standing in front of the WORLD TRADE CENTER twin towers blowing them up.

The image, which bares an uncanny and chillingly prophetic resemblance to the towers in the moments after they were attacked by hijacked passenger jet planes on Tuesday (September 11), was conceived by band member Boots several months ago. It has been available to view on the Internet, though no albums were manufactured with the artwork.

The veteran pair, known for their socio-political neo-Marxist rhetoric, issued a statement today explaining that "the artwork for this cover was started on May 2001 and finished the following month in June".

Boots added: "The original intent of the cover was to use the World Trade Center to symbolise capitalism and was not supposed to be realistic in it's depiction, although there is an uncanny similarity. All life is precious and this tremendous tragedy is by no means taken lightly by The Coup. This is a very unfortunate coincidence and my condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims."
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