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Music, The Coup's Boots Riley on Political Art and the Importance of Needing to Get Laid

The Coup's Boots Riley on Political Art and the Importance of Needing to Get Laid

The Coup is an anomaly in the small world of socially conscious hip-hop. This radical Oakland group, led by the activist and rapper Boots Riley, makes music that is both politically charged and fun. The Coup is dead serious about…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • We've been rounding up the best local albums of the year in various genres. Our favorites were made by Ty Segall, Main Attrakionz, Chuck Prophet, E-40 and Too $hort, Two Gallants, Synthetic ID, The Coup, and many more.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Seven-Year Shake

Seven-Year Shake

Chances are if you've been out to a reggae club night or live show in the past three years, David Corran has made it happen. Iowa native Corran started with the DeeCee's Soul Shakedown and Enter the Dancehall parties at…
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The Coup

For more than a decade and a half, Oakland's the Coup has been using hip-hop rooted in '70s funk and 808 trunk explosions to push its subversive, ultraleftist agenda. Providing a soundtrack and guide to Molotov cocktail partying, rapper Boots…
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Major Disappointments Last month, a member of the B.U.M.S. was spotted waiting dejectedly in the rain for an AC Transit bus, a poster for his rap group's Priority debut behind him. The story of an alternarock band signing the dotted…
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Coup d'Etat New York's Wild Pitch Records, home to hip-hop artists like Oaktown griots the Coup and verbal maestro OC, has dissolved into a production company. According to Wild Pitch honcho Stu Fineman, the label didn't get much financial love…
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