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In 2006, with the country mired in a Middle Eastern war and facing the oversights of the Bush administration, The Coup made the happiest-sounding record of their career. Despite its militant title, Pick a Bigger Weapon is danceable, lovable, and frequently hilarious. At the same time, the lyrics sting. Upbeat tunes like “Laugh/Love/F**k” and “ShoYoAss” rail against political complacency and ignorance. That the album is subversive is part of what makes it so fun, though it also boasts a few conspicuous fight songs, including “My Favorite Mutiny,” which feels like the ignition point for a unstoppable rally.

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i didn't know that this was ever taken off itunes, but...

this is a great album. the coup's awesome. they actually rap about real world, relevant topics in a fun, funky way. buy this. it's great. key tracks: "we are the ones" "laugh/love/f**k" "shoyoass"


Really good!!!

One of the best hip-hop albums ever

I love this album! It's one you can listen to all the way through. The beats and lyrics are amazing! You must buy!


Formed: Oakland, CA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The Coup were one of the most overtly political bands in rap history. Formed in the early '90s, the Coup were obviously influenced by the black power rhetoric of "conscious" rappers like Public Enemy and KRS-One, but they were perhaps even more inspired by a heavy-duty, leftist reading list that included Marx and Mao. Lead rapper/producer Boots (born Raymond Riley) was involved in political activism long before he was a musician. His fervent dedication to social change, from his work with the Young...
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