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Boots Riley, in the opening of The Coup's video for "Not Yet Free."
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April 17, 2013 Writer Kiese Laymon says back then he would have sworn on everything he loved that hip-hop would never be the same after The Coup's "Not Yet Free."
October 23, 2008 Just because the rotten economy has created an increasingly labor-unfriendly environment, that doesn't mean you can't whip up a heap of righteous, entitled indignation. If you need motivation to demand a raise, here are five songs to get those palms pointed upward and outward.
December 5, 2006 Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year. Hermes is a frequent contributor to NPR's All Things Considered and writes for Spin Magazine, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly. He's also the co-editor of Spin: 20 Years of Alternative Music.
June 2, 2006 Pick a Bigger Weapon is the new CD from the San Francisco Bay Area progressive rap group The Coup. Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone magazine offers a review of the album, which mixes nostalgic beats and rhythms from the 1970s with contemporary political messages.
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May 22, 2006 The Coup realizes what the best blues and soul artists always knew: Focus on everyday people, and you'll never run out of stories. For nearly 15 years, the duo has provided one of the lone voices speaking to the trials and tribulations of working-class, inner-city black life.
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