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The Coup is a group based in Oakland, California. It formed as a three-member group in 1992 with rappers (Raymond) Boots Riley and E-Roc along with DJ Pam the Funkstress. E-Roc left on amicable terms after the group's second album, but appears on the track "Breathing Apparatus" on The Coup's third album, Steal This Album. The group is now a duo.

The Coup, part of the sub-genre of political hip hop, is politically radical and Marxist in… read more

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  • Avatar for Songs_of_Myself
    Reading the screenplay Boots wrote while listening to the album of the same name, 'Sorry to Bother You' as the editors of McSweeney's suggested. Good call editors. Great play Boots.
  • Avatar for KingNoCrown
    Fav. I put them over the Roots.
  • Avatar for Akayz7
    these guys are one of the best... hands down.
  • Avatar for Luky7
    get down get down get down
  • Avatar for Novermind
    The new album's digging new sounds, and I find this pretty good.
  • Avatar for jeffboulter
    Get that monkey off yer back...
  • Avatar for ObeseBurnVictim
    I'm not feeling the new album. They've lost their sound, I wish they could bring back the Steal This Album sound. The Coup is now on my "Don't Check for Their New Shit" list.
  • Avatar for TheAgunZagun
    New album is fucking awesome. They're doing different kind of rap, it's not "Gangsta" thing. But hey, it's still fucking awesome.
  • Avatar for UglyWhiteKid
    Album stream here: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&p=12904&title=exclusive_stream_the_coup_sorry_to_bothe&more=1&c=1&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=supergroup
  • Avatar for MaximumPatrish
    fucking swag trill shit

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