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Classic of the Day: The Coup – “Me And Jesus The Pimp In A ’79 Granada Last Night”

DOWNLOAD: The Coup – “Me And Jesus The Pimp In A ’79 Granada Last Night”
From Steal This Album (Dogday, 1998 )

The Coup, more than Dead Prez, Public Enemy, Immortal Technique, or Souljah Boy (kidding), are my personal heroes/sheroes in the “Revoutionary Music” (*gag* @ that term) genre. Here’s why:

1. They’re from Oakland.
2. Boots Riley tells a story like no other. He’s the Slick Rick of Oakland. (see Bonus 1 below)
3. No one else can speak the truth nowadays as funky as The Coup. While most of the public had their undergarments in a bunch over the infamous original cover of Party Music, their fourth album, the real news shoulda been how amazing the actual music was! Something alot of folks don’t know is Boots and crew actually compose, write, and produce most of their own stuff. (see Bonus 2 below)
5. Did I mention they’re from Oakland?

One of the greatest story raps ever: The Coup – “Fat Cats, Bigga Fish”
From Genocide & Juice (Wild Pitch, 1994)

Native Oakland funk: The Coup – “Everythang”
From Party Music (75 Ark, 2001)


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