The Coup
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Media // 1 Articles

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.


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.


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.


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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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