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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
A subtler and more fully realized effort than the debut, Genocide & Juice finds the Coup truly coming into their own, refining their mix of revolutionary politics and easy-rolling funk into some of the best political hip-hop ever put to wax. The main difference here is a richly developed cast of characters, as Boots and E-Roc put human faces on their beliefs, and paint sympathetic portraits of working-class African-Americans struggling to make ends meet any way they can, often stuck with little education and fewer options. Socialist ideology is rarely far from the surface, but because of the way it's presented, it seems just as logical in context as opposing racism. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
A subtler and more fully realized effort than the debut, Genocide & Juice finds the Coup truly coming into their own, refining their mix of revolutionary politics and easy-rolling funk into some of the best political hip-hop ever put to wax. The main difference here is a richly developed cast of characters, as Boots and E-Roc put human faces on their beliefs, and paint sympathetic portraits of working-class African-Americans struggling to make ends meet any way they can, often stuck with little education and fewer options. Socialist ideology is rarely far from the surface, but because of the way it's presented, it seems just as logical in context as opposing racism. The opening three songs are intertwined together, and mark a quantum leap in the group's sophistication. "Fat Cats, Bigga Fish" introduces a small-time hustler scraping together a living; along with his cousin, he infiltrates a party for corporate fat cats, who happen to enjoy imitating rappers, and drop freestyles about their abuses of power on the screamingly funny "Pimps." Finally, on "Takin' These," the two hustlers rob the party blind, Robin Hood-style, chanting a chorus lifted from Lady and the Tramp's "The Siamese Cat Song." Just in itself, that trio is a tour de force, displaying a sharp satirical instinct that's rare in any form. Although there are a few missteps, the remainder of the album is more consistent than Kill My Landlord, which fell prey to some sleepy beats at times. "The Name Game" makes the point that a few famous rappers don't amount to much when there's no broad economic base to help average African-Americans improve their lives. Another highlight is "Repo Man," a bitter yet catchy complaint that's not just about the villainous title character, but also the circumstances that make him necessary. All in all, Genocide & Juice is an enormously sophisticated work that the Coup would only go on to better the next time out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2008
  • Label: Wild Pitch Records
  • UPC: 898842000520
  • Catalog Number: 4200052
  • Sales rank: 76,775

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Coup Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Carl Green Tenor Saxophone
Spice 1 Guest Appearance
E-40 Musician, Guest Appearance
Suga T Background Vocals
Elijah Baker Bass, Bass Guitar
Jeff Chambers Bass, Upright Bass, Standup Bass
John Middleton Trumpet
Tanya Background Vocals
Charles Stella Guitar
Keith McArthur Bass Guitar
Jazz Lee Alston Vocals, Background Vocals
E-Roc Background Vocals, Rap, Musician
Alisha Calhoun Violin
Anthony Tibbs Background Vocals
Caz Guitar
Mike Rinta Trombone
Boots Rap
Deon Jones Background Vocals
Raymond Riley Drums
Two Sisters Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Terry Clarke Art Direction
Brian Gardner Mastering
Matt Kelley Engineer
Victor Hall Artwork, Cover Photo
Boots Arranger, Producer
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