First eight seconds of this song and I knew I was listening to something special — revolutionary even. Revolutionary isn’t a new term to describe The Coup. They’ve been around awhile but it is only until recently did I think they have matched their beats with their awesomely politically charged lyrics. Honestly, as many have noticed from my rants on this blog about the staleness of hip hop, I have been grasping for something more in the genre. Because of boredom, maybe? My tastes are shifting? Either way, this song hit me hard in that it kind of feels like it is what I’ve been searching for in the genre for a long time.
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You might remember this duo not only from their own solo pursuits, but also as Epic Beard Men. While I like both of these dudes a lot, I have a hard time believing I wouldn’t like this song without any other talented rapper on the mic — the beat is just too good (courtesy of beatmaker Buddy Peace). But yes, having two amazing lyricists and mainstays of underground hip hop take the reigns on the rapping certainly makes it that much better.
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This is a track I’ve been waiting forever to get on this blog! Fresh Kils absolutely killed it on this beat. It is just so soulful and fun. Mad Dukez’ raps fit so well with the beat too. SO SMOOOOVVEEEEEE! You can bet you can find me dancing to this ish next time I’m at a party. Guerrilla Takeover on all Party Playlists!
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I am immediately attracted to this track because it evinces an upbeat urgency that one of my favorite groups of musicians, the Beastie Boys, had mastered. And even though the lyrics might be on the more serious/conscious side of rap, the delivery doesn’t depress the shit out of me. It is like having a funeral in a bouncy castle.
Watch these dudes do a boss, live music video for the track:
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