The Coup—Boots Riley, E-Roc, and DJ Pam the Funkstress—have been making politically charged hip-hop records since the early ’90s. Patton Oswalt is, apparently, a big fan: He describes “The Magic Clap,” which came out last year, as “my favorite song by my favorite band.”
He likes it so much, in fact, that he decided to explain the lyrics by acting them all out on a couch, making an already catchy song even more fun to listen to. Enjoy.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.