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Genocide & Juice
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Oakland's black radical the Coup have always prepared for the revolution with tongue firmly in cheek. They destroy big-pimping targets with Molotov cocktails of acid wit and minimalist funk. Think Del crossed with Fran... more »
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Oakland's black radical the Coup have always prepared for the revolution with tongue firmly in cheek. They destroy big-pimping targets with Molotov cocktails of acid wit and minimalist funk. Think Del crossed with Frantz Fanon set to Funkadelic, and you get the idea. When Genocide and Juice was first released in 1994, it was chart-bound, about to be the group's major breakthrough, when a record company merger crushed it. Thankfully, it's back in print, affording you a chance to rediscover the blaxploitation spy caper of "Fat Cats Bigga Fish" and "Pimps," the sinewy Robin Hood tale of "Takin' These," and the raw-dog hardcore of "Santa Rita Weekend" (including an uncredited Spice One and E-40). Also, be sure to check 1998's brilliant Steal This Album for more street wisdom. --Jeff Chang
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SmokaJ | TORONTO | 07/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"but a name don't mean wealth - let me up you on this sh*t / if we was up in this just to get up out the ghetto - lemme tell you right now - we damn near done quit..." - The Name Game.
The Coup (Boots, E-Roc & DJ Pam the Funkstress) pull together an amazing 2nd album. I mean amazing...it took me at least 10 listens to fully appreciate this album and I still love it more everytime I listen to it. "Genocide & Juice" is laced w/ deep socially-concious & political lyricism, so deep it'll probably take most advanced Hip-Hop heads a while to touch the bottom (myself included).
They never shy away from speaking out against capitalists, corporations, pretty much any corrupt (literally, but more so socially) figures. Yeah, I know, we've all heard Hip-Hop like that before...but not like this. The Coup just have a ironic, non-violent (loosely used) approach to their messages that will never be duplicated.
Boots, for one thing, is one of Hip-Hop's 10 most under-rated MC's, w/o a doubt. He has tremendous presense, a great voice, an on-point flow and supremely intelligent & meaningful lyrics. E-Roc is also really dope, but unfortunately Boots always out-shines him. The beats are stellar, I love every one of them. The vibe of each beat fit the theme of the track perfectly...and guess who did all the main production...my man Boots.
The Coup definetly sparked the flame w/ their debut "Kill My Landlord" which is also an under-rated masterpiece, but in my eyes, they caught fire w/ this album. Every track is good, you can listen to the whole thing straight through, w/o even thinking of skipping a track. My favorites are: "Fat Cats...," "Hip 2 tha Skeme," & "The Name Game." There's also guest spots by Spice 1 & E-40 on track #11.
Be sure to check for all The Coup's albums (there's 4 in total).
Bottom Line: This album is a slept-on masterpiece and I love it. This is Hip-Hop that needs to be listened to, not just nodded to. I strongly reccommend this to any fan of real Hip-Hop. I DON'T reccommend this to beginning & average Hip-Hop heads...this is a truly advanced album. A 5 star masterpiece, Peace."
R. Davis | 04/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back in the day my dude let me hear this album and I was blown away. The lyrics are so tight it's unbelievable. I used to smoke out and just vibe to this album, it's amazing. Rap just ain't the same anymore. What happened to all the real MC's? If you can find this album, get it, you owe it to yourself."