The Coup – "WAVIP" / "Guillotine"
Oakland's The Coup won't release their forthcoming album Sorry to Bother You until October 30th, but they've already released two videos from the album and most recently shared a collaboration from the album with Das Racist and Killer Mike entitled "WAVIP". Bay Area native Kool AD of Das Racist kicks the latter track off with his laid-back flow, and Boots Riley, Killer Mike, and Heems all follow suit over the fuzzy bassline. It's full of the political messages without ever losing its groove, which is exactly what you would expect from The Coup. The Coup also just dropped a video [...]
The Coup – "The Magic Clap"
Oakland's The Coup just released the first single from their upcoming album entitled Sorry to Bother You, their first since 2008's Party Music. "The Magic Clap" features, well, an awful lot of hand claps while MC Boots Riley calls for action. (I recommend reading more about Riley's work with the Occupy movement in this New York Times article.) One of the things I love about The Coup is Riley's ability to spit intelligent, thought provoking lyrics that would still make a great soundtrack for a party. If the first track is any indication of the entire album, that trend should [...]
Tonight: Japanther and The Coup play last-minute show at SUB-Mission
JAPANTHER - BEETS, LIMES & RICE by JAPANTHER Before hitting the Hemlock Tavern on Tuesday, New York art-punks Japanther are playing a just-announced show at SUB-Mission tonight, with local hip hop band The Coup, and Boys Who Say No. Stream Japanther's latest full length above.