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Event Archive - The Coup, DL Incongnito

Sat. August 5th 2006 Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar) (No Minors)
Tickets at: Complex, Lyles Place, Ditch Records & Cds
One of the most overtly political acts in rap history, the Coup, led by leftist activist Raymond "Boots" Riley, is touring behind one of this year's best, and most controversial, records in "Pick a Bigger Weapon."


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The Coup

The Coup, part of the sub-genre of political hip hop, is politically Marxist in its music and aligns itself with other radical hip-hop groups such as Dead Prez. The group's music is characterized by electronic sounds and bass-driven backbeats overlaid by humorous, cynical and sometimes violent lyrics criticizing capitalism, American politics, pimpi... more info
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