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Mickey Hess (editor), Hip Hop in America, A Regional Guide: Volume I East Coast and West Coast (2010)

This book has a fine section on The Coup as an example of funky, political West Coast hip-hop.

John Malkin, Sounds of Freedom: Musicians on spirituality and social change (2005)

Check out an interesting interview with Boots Riley, who doesn't believe in god but does believe in a spiritual role for music.

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