The Coup
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Blogs // 2 Articles
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//Features

The Best Hip-Hop of 2012
11 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM

From riotous humor to sociopolitical commentary, hip-hop in 2012 gave us quality and variety.

Best Albums of 2006
22 Dec 2006 // 11:00 PM

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.

//Columns

Rap's Righteous Rhyme-Fighter
10 May 2007 // 5:00 PM

If Raymond 'Boots' Riley -- frontman for Oakland, California's the Coup -- is rap's most political practitioner, he may well also be one of its most expressive humorists.

//Reviews

The Coup: Sorry to Bother You
20 Nov 2012 // 4:04 PM

On communism's rhetoric of eschatology, and why dick jokes beat slogans.

The Coup: Pick a Bigger Weapon
24 Apr 2006 // 6:00 PM

The Coup's back to bomb the system, and they've brought the funk with them.

//Blogs

Afropunk Fest: 25 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 2 Photos)
30 Aug 2013 // 2:00 AM

Within contains thoughts on the entirety of Afropunk Fest and photos from Day 2, including Big Freedia and Vintage Trouble.

Bubbling Under the Top 75: The Coup - 'Sorry to Bother You'
12 Dec 2012 // 2:00 AM

PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.

//Blogs

Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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