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The Coup/Japanther 

When: Mon., Dec. 3, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $15
Rapper KRS-One coined the term “edutainment” to describe music that both entertained and educated, and that description applies to the Coup. The longstanding hip-hop act formed in Oakland in 1990, at a time when hip-hop was highly politicized. While today’s hip-hop is more about bling-bling and booty, these guys have stuck to their guns. On the catchy new single “Magic Clap,” band leader Boots Riley offer a scathing critique of consumer culture while offering up a chorus to which you can sing along. It’s just one of many great songs on the band’s new album, Sorry to Bother You. (Jeff Niesel)


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