Haiku D'Etat
Haiku D'Etat


Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Hip hop

Years active



Pure Hip Hop, Inc., Decon


Haiku D'Etat is an American hip hop group consisting of rappers Aceyalone and Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship and Abstract Rude of Abstract Tribe Unique. All three members originated from the Good Life Cafe and are heavily affiliated with Project Blowed, the latter of which was co-founded by Aceyalone and Abstract Rude. The name "Haiku D'Etat" is a portmenteau of haiku and coup d'état, meaking something akin to a music revolution or a "poetic takeover" as one of their songs puts it. 

Haiku D'Etat released their eponymous debut album in 1999, which was not a commercial success but critically acclaimed. The group reunited in 2004 to release their second album, Coup de Theatre. Each of the Haiku D'Etat members frequently appear on each other's albums, and are known to appear as special guests during each other's live shows.


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