The Coup ‘The Guillotine’

Hip hop collective The Coup released one of the years best albums with ‘Sorry To Bother You’. Founded in the early 90’s, the Oakland based band bought political and social agendas to the masses over the top of dance-able bass driven hip hop, funk and rock. Strongly anti-capitalist – imagine an Outkast for the Occupy movement – their new album ‘Sorry To Bother You’ is a concept album which doubles as a soundtrack to an independent film written and staring lead man Boots Riley that is a ‘dark comedy with magical realism’.

New single ‘The Guillotine’ is a sweeping anthem that fits right in on an album that is a funny, moving and highly expressive riot with live instrumentation ranging from punk rock, fuzzy funk and orchestral movements all with an old-skool hip hop sound. ‘Sorry To Bother You’ succeeds in being both highly political and a lot of fun, something very hard to do:


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