Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Coup - Emo's - June 22, 2006

Never heard of The Coup before, but it seems like if you like Dead Prez, you might like these cats! Coming to Emo's on June 22nd... along with our own Bavu Blakes, Zeale 32, and Justin Bardic!

Well... turning 30 tomorrow... eek... that's some scary shit... friend of mine says that 30's are the new 20's... we'll see... maybe I'll hit Tambaleo tomorrow... I took the rest of the week off... so I can get f'd up... ;)

More info:

The Coup's debut album was Kill My Landlord. In 1994 they released their second album, Genocide and Juice. After a four-year recording hiatus, the group released the critically acclaimed Steal This Album in 1998, with a title reminicent of anarchist Abbie Hoffman's Steal this Book, and a stand-out single in "Me and Jesus the Pimp in a '79 Granada Last Night". The online magazine Dusted called Steal This Album "the best hip-hop album of the 1990s". [1] In 2001, The Coup released Party Music to widespread praise; however, in part due to distribution problems, sales of the album were low.

The Coup, politically radical in their music, align themselves with other radical hip-hop groups like Dead Prez. Their music is characterized by electronic sounds and bass-driven backbeats overlaid by humorous, cynical and sometimes violent lyrics criticizing capitalism, prostitution, American politics, and police brutality, among other things.

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