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The Coup’s Shadowbox Saturday August 16th at YBCA

Despite efforts to narrowly define it, hip-hop is a genre of expansion. Every year styles get more varied and complex, and certain artists are known for pushing… Read

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Show Recap: The Coup perform a different kind of balancing act

After a recent return from touring Europe, Oakland natives The Coup brought their politically-charged, punk-rock hip-hop fusion back to the bay in a sold-out… Read

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Vic Mensa, “Did It B4”

​The Kids These Days frontman (formerly, actually, as he just revealed yesterday that the group broke up) steps out solo to do things not before done, or so he… Watch

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Show Gallery: Ab-Soul, dead prez and Boots Riley at Hip-Hop Proclamations

​Last Friday, for the first installment of the Art Under Pressure’s new Hip-Hop Proclamations series of concerts in San Francisco, Ab-Soul and dead prez… Read

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Show Recap: The Coup’s new kind of revolution

The new look Coup crew, reconfigured with several band members deeper, lit up Broadway Studios in San Francisco this past Saturday in a special art… Read

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The Coup, “Magic Clap” Live at KEXP

Boots Riley and the rest of The Coup crew hit the road and performed cuts from their new LP Sorry To Bother You in the studios of KEXP in Seattle in November.… Watch

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The Coup, “The Guillotine”

It’s like the French Revolution made as palatable as possible—dancing and singing, lively funk and shots toward to the 1%. Watch

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The Coup x Yak Films, “Land of 7 Billion Dances”

With Boots Riley and The Coup providing the soundtrack, the crew at Yak Films survey the state of street dance in Oakland, from Telegraph Ave. to International Blvd. Watch