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With their community politics and anti-authoritarian attitude, The Coup can seem as anachronistic as Boots' signature Afro. But they only seem out of step because hip-hop has gotten out of touch with reality. In a climate where the music's apolitical stupor makes it incapable of dealing with national crisis, The Coup's Party Music is a stark and welcome exception.

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"...Marxist, G-funk rhyme-slinging is about as punk rock as it gets..." -- Spin - Ranked #14 Album of the Year, 2001

"...One of the best non-nihilist rap albums you'll hear all year..." -- Q Magazine - 3 stars out of 5

1. Everythang
2. 5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O.
3. Wear Clean Draws
4. Ghetto Manifesto
5. Get Up
6. Tight
7. Ride the Fence
8. Nowalaters
9. Pork and Beef
10. Heven Tonite
11. Thought About It 2
12. Lazymuthafucka
13. Ride the Fence [Multimedia Track]

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 9, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epitaph / Ada
  • ASIN: B00066VUM0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,252 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chandler on June 18, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Now I've never heard of The Coup before until about earlier this year. So I wanted to purchase Steal This Double Album and Pick a Bigger Weapon shortly afterwards. I must have missed the message on Steal This [Double] Album, but I understood it on Party Music that they are heavily against Capitalism. But the content of the album is excellent. "5 Million Ways To Kill A CEO" is a good song if you can get past the dance type beat and listen to what Boots Riley is really saying. "Ghetto Manifesto" is nice song where he talks about people who are struggling at their jobs just to get minimum wage. "Ride The Fence" is another great song where he talks about the bad America is running things and he couldn't have said it better, "You can't do sh*t if you ride the fence..." (And if you put it in your computer or go to Yahoo music, you get the animated video- props to Halik Hoisington for putting that together) Another stand out song is the last song "Lazymuthaf***a" where Boots talks about how rich people have butlers because they're too lazy to do things themselves. The message is real clear on that song. Pam the Funkstress gets a few good cuts in the CD too, listen to "Tight" and the hook to "Ride The Fence". Every track is dope. I origonally wrote this review and said "Pork & Beef" wasn't that good of a song, but after listening to it again, it's acutally one of the better songs on this album.

This group from Oakland is very unique and is a great example of standing up for what you believe in. People say that this album was either a hit or miss, and to me this one was hit out of the park.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey A. Gangwer on April 16, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Did anybody buy this album?

The Coup is amazing. I used to think the Red Hot Chili Peppers was funky. (Yeah right!) The Coup is the funkiest rap duo from the Left Coast. Just listen to "5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO" or "Tight." Both are funkier than anything the Chilies ever released. (And by the way, I'm not saying anything negative about the Chilies; they're one of my favorite bands.)

"Everythang" starts things off right. I love the lyrics. They're so smart. (I don't care for the hook though.)

"5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO" is epic. The lyrics are truly poignant.

"Wear Clean Draws" is simply touching. I read that Boots wrote it for his daughter. The production is immaculate.

"Ghetto Manifesto" is catchy. Again, the production is immaculate.

"Get Up," featuring the Dead Prez, is surprisingly gangsta, although I doubt the artists intended this. Still, it's a sweet track.

"Tight" is my favorite track for two reasons: (1) I love its simplicity and (2) I love the scratching. I get this track stuck in my head for days. It's so chill...hence the title of the album: "Party Music."

"Ride the Fence" is central to the message of The Coup. It's an anthem. It asks it's listeners, are you riding the fence or are you taking a stance in life?

"Nowalaters" and "Heven Tonite" are also chill-out tracks. But between these tracks, we hear another anthem: "Pork and Beef." This track is amazing. I love the chorus and the off-kilter production. What noise!

"Thought About It 2" is also poignant. (Honestly, I don't know what to say about.)

"Lazymuthaf---a" is a nice closing track. It's very much like the first track, "Everythang."

Overall, the album is fantastic.
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By Molly H Tveite on February 15, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Boots Riley and Pam the Funktress put together a tight package of rhythm and knowledge to engage brain and body. The record has sufficient heavy funk grooves to balance out the fundamental politics of resistance the Coup has made their hallmark. I would say get this and drop needle (even if that needle is a laser) regardless of your personal politics just to gain some perspective on the mounting anger against the American oligarchy; you might want to avoid this record if you're a police officer, priest, political party shill, or just plain hate poets.

Party music isn't entirely an attempt to get to the radical, however; there's also some deep sentimental touches like Boots's advice to his daughter in "Wear Clean Draws" and the deep life perspective on pregnancy and responsibility in "Nowalaters." I think the world would be a better place if more people listened to this record.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert G. San Socie on April 18, 2009
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Rap that frees the mind and puts everyone in the game.More fun than shooting a barrel full of CEO's.
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