The Coup is an American hip hop band from Oakland, California. Their music is an amalgamation of influences, including funk, punk, hip hop, and soul. Frontman Boots Riley's revolutionarily-charged lyrics rank The Coup as a renowned political hip hop band aligned to radical music groups such as The Clash, Dead Prez and Rage Against the Machine.
The Coup's music is driven by aggressive and danceable bass-driven backbeats overlaid by critical, hopeful, and witty lyrics, often with a bent towards the literary. The Coup's songs critique, observe, and lampoon capitalism, American politics, patriarchal exploitation, police brutality, marijuana addiction, romance, working at fast food places, and disparities among race and class.
The Coup's debut album was 1991s The EP and almost all of the songs on it (except "Economics 101") were put on 1993's Kill My LandlordЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- My Favorite Mutiny [сингл]
- Kill My Landlord [04.05.1993, альбом]
- Funk [28.09.1993, сингл]
- Genocide & Juice [13.10.1994, альбом]
- Steal This Album [10.11.1998, альбом]
- Party Music [06.11.2001, альбом]
- Pick a Bigger Weapon [25.04.2006, альбом]
- Ghetto Manifesto (Paris Remix) [Hard Truth Soldiers, Vol. 1] [14.10.2008, сингл]
- Sorry to Bother You [30.10.2012, альбом]
- FestivaLink presents The Coup at Taos Solar Music Festival 6/28/08 [28.06.2008]