The Coup

There’s definitely no shortage of politicized hip-hop in Seattle; in fact, our city is a downright respectable producer and consumer in that aspect. But the Oakland-based duo of Raymond “Boots” Riley and DJ Pam the Funkstress, who’ve had songs featured in movies (Superbad) and video games (NBA Live, Skate), bring a uniquely funk-laced brand of Marxism to the table—one that’s brought them close with the similarly radical Dead Prez and top-notch emcees like Black Thought and Talib Kweli. Witty remarks mesh with evident passion, emphasizing an impressive balance struck between humor and controlled anger capable of energizing speaker systems and activists alike. With SOL, Canary Sing. NICK FELDMAN

Sat., July 10, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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