The next installment in my ongoing series where we talk about artist of days gone by.
If you are a head of the golden era of hiphop and political rap then you have likely heard of The Coup. If not then take Public Enemy set ‘em Oaktown and give them Marxist and Mao leanings instead of the Nation of Islam affiliation and then you got The Coup. Of course nothing is that simple, but just work with me here. While P.E. had the Bomb Squad, The Coup had Pam the Funktress.
I mean really the empress of funk. You don’t hear me doe. She proclaims herself the Empress of funk my nig. That’s some serious talking—but she backs it up. The Coup albums were never at a loss for good beats and that is due to the skills of Pam. The Funktress also calls herself the party slapper—-because she keeps hitting you with bangers. She has been around since the 80’s but is perhaps best known nationally from her time with The Coup. A pioneer in the Bay area which has always been a community engaged in the culture. Peep her here on the 1’s and 2’s and in the video for Dig It to your right.