The Coup

The Crocodile & ReignCity Present:

The Coup

Mic Flont feat. Khingz & Body of Work, DJ Seabefore

Thu, May 26, 2016

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$18 Adv.

This event is all ages

The Coup
The Coup
The Coup is a political hip hop group based in Oakland, California. It formed as a three-member group in 1992 with rappers (Raymond) Boots Riley and E-Roc along with DJ Pam the Funkstress. E-Roc left on amicable terms after the group’s second album, but appears on the track “Breathing Apparatus” on The Coup’s third album, Steal This Album. The group is now a duo.

The Coup, part of the sub-genre of political hip hop, is politically radical and Marxist in their music, and align themselves with other radical hip-hop groups like dead prez. Their music is characterized by electronic sounds and bass-driven backbeats overlaid by humorous, cynical and sometimes violent lyrics criticizing capitalism, American politics, pimping as a form of patriarchal exploitation, and police brutality, among other things.

The Coup’s debut album was 1993’s Kill My Landlord. In 1994 they released their second album, Genocide and Juice. After a four-year recording hiatus, the group released the critically acclaimed Steal This Album in 1998, the title of which was reminiscent of lifestylist Abbie Hoffman’s Steal this Book. The album featured the stand-out single “Me and Jesus the Pimp in a ‘79 Granada Last Night”. The online magazine Dusted called Steal This Album “the best hip-hop album of the 1990s”.
Mic Flont feat. Khingz & Body of Work
Mic Flont feat. Khingz & Body of Work
Mic Flont represents an often over looked part of the urban community. Those folks that work damn hard for every success they accumulate. Story isn't the typical cool guy rhetoric. It's one of struggle and constant growth. Starting out as a member of the Mind Mover Crew, he first gained notice as part of the Group Waves of the Mind with their explosive and dynamic stage performance. Now as a solo artist and a founding member of new hungry Seattle based art collective OTOW (Operation Take Over the World) his worth ethic is apparent, as he dropped the very personal Duality (his debut solo record) while simultaneously organizing and performing on 3 North American tours. His hard work is paying off and folks are recognizing that Mic Flont is both an artist with dope music and lots of potential for growth AND powerful and driven player in our city's music scene.
DJ Seabefore
DJ Seabefore
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/