Riley's worldview has gained some high-profile adherents while the Coup has been inactive; you can hear it in the paranoia of Kanye West and the warmed-over Black Pantherisms of Erykah Badu, to cite just a couple of examples. However, he's also one of the more talented lyricists in hip-hop, with a writer's attention to detail and a focus on the humanity behind the extreme-left sloganeering. Portland's Lifesavas, who released their debut on the San Francisco label Quannum Projects and toured with Oakland's Blackalicious, add to the by-the-Bay flavor as the Coup's opening act.
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