Haiku D’Etat is a super group rap trio created by drummer and producer Adrian Burley; co-members are Aceyalone and Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship and Abstract Rude of Abstract Tribe Unique. Burley was the original drummer of American multi platinum rock band Third Eye Blind. All three members are heavily affiliated with Project Blowed, Aceyalone and Abstract Rude being co-founders. The name « Haiku D’Etat » is a portmanteau of haiku and coup d’état, meaning something akin to a musical revolution or a « poetic takeover » as one of their songs puts it.
Haiku D’Etat released their first album Haiku D’Etat in 1999. It features San Francisco Bay Area live musicians such as David Boyce on saxophone, Emerson Cardenas on bass, Michael Cavaseno on guitar, and Adrian Burley on drums and percussion, who also produced the album.
The rap trio regrouped in 2004 without producer Adrian Burley or his band Haiku D’Etat to release the second album Coup de Theatre produced by Fat Jack. Each of the members is frequently featured on each other’s albums and videos, as well as being known to appear as special guests during each other’s live stage shows. (Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_D%27Etat)
Triumvirate (Live) (Coup de Théatre (2004)) (Lyrics)
My Dogs (Live) (Coup de Théatre (2004)) (Lyrics)
Mike, Aaron & Eddie (Live) (Coup de Théatre (2004)) (Lyrics)
Wants VS Needs (Haiku d’Etat (1999)) (Lyrics)
Pro Tools Robots (Haiku d’Etat (1999))
Firecracker (Haiku d’Etat (1999))