Year: 1994
Produced By: Boots
Album: Genocide and Juice
Label: Wild Pitch Records/EMI

Oakland Marxist-rap duo, The Coup, are proof that revolutionary rap doesn't have to be boring. This tale of petty hustles leads up to a party where our narrator, Boots Riley, encounters the true hustlers of the world: politicians and corporate fat cats. It's powerful without being preachy. The Coup made waves when the album art for their third album, Party Music, was an image of Boots blowing up the World Trade Center. Its release date? Late September 2001. The album art was finished in June of the same year.