Monday, February 25, 2008

Sweet Hip Hop find

The Coup

Really funky beats courtesy of DJ Pam (give it up for a female DJ), and smooth smart lyrics by Boots, who sounds like a cross between Andre 3000 and Common. For an Oakland Group, they've got a Philly hip hop sound, so its no suprise that they are on the Okay Player label, home of the Roots and Jill Scott. Check out their new release, "Pick a Bigger Weapon".

The are political without letting it overwhelm every track. Anti-war activists and Marxists, the best line on the album is a pick-up line at the end of the non-political "IJUSWANNALAYAROUNDALLDAYINBEDWITHYOU": "We should together be in bed like Bush and Hussein", which kicks off a very politicized "Head(Of State). Good stuff.

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