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Features

Tuesday, December 11 2012

The Best Hip-Hop of 2012

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


Saturday, December 23 2006

Best Albums of 2006

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


Thursday, December 14 2006

Best Hip-Hop of 2006

Quentin Huff's top-ten list of mixtapers, hustlers, protesters, emcees, and self-proclaimed kings finds hip-hop very much alive and well in 2006.


Columns

Thursday, May 10 2007

Rap's Righteous Rhyme-Fighter

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

Tuesday, November 20 2012

The Coup: Sorry to Bother You

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


Monday, April 24 2006

The Coup: Pick a Bigger Weapon

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


Blogs

Friday, August 30 2013

Afropunk Fest: 25 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 2 Photos)

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


Wednesday, December 12 2012

Bubbling Under the Top 75: The Coup - 'Sorry to Bother You'

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


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