Über The Coup
What if Iceberg Slim read Karl Marx? The answer is the Coup. Rapper Boots uses a refined, pimp-style flow to deliver calculated social commentary on a broad spectrum of subjects, from the realities of the ghetto to the corruption of the White House. The Coup drop political game and mack poetry for your mind, all with the goal of overthrowing capitalist society one street corner at a time. The music of this revolution is pure Oakland funk, but the band uses unorthodox instrumentation, including violin and harmonica, and the production is richly orchestrated and complex. In fact, if other rappers ever sampled Coup beats, they would probably find three or four tight hooks in each one. Completing the package is DJ Pam the Funktress, world-renowned for her turntable wizardry. The revolution may not be televised, but you can check it out online.