Daily Discovery: clipping.


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If there’s one thing you should get used to hearing in 2014, it’s the these three words: “It’s clipping bitch.”

In 2013 clipping. released their debut album¬†Midcity¬†to a disappointingly muted response. Fortunately, the people that knew about it knew that it was perhaps the hardest shit out, in perhaps the most obtuse way possible. It was an album of pure unbridled vitriol, with beats built on harsh, distorted noise, and unrelentingly¬†sharp¬†lyricism. Coming away from their debut, it seemed almost impossible to see where there were headed from there. But, with the arrival of their second album’s first single, “Work Work,” clipping. have made it evident that they’re capable of more than just bruised aggression.

CLPPNG,¬†the group’s Sub-Pop debut, is intent on broadening the trio’s sound, whilst retaining the elements of musique-concr√©te they’re known for. Comprising of Jonathan Snipes, William Hutson, and rapper Daveed Diggs, clipping.’s sound distorts mainstream hip-hop to their own elastic ends. “Work Work” hones in on the expressive use of minimalism found on¬†Midcity,¬†whilst crafting an almost avant-club song.

The shattered remnants of g-funk mixed with an expansive use of silence makes for a somewhat familiar, but adventurous listen. The result has us thinking that¬†CLPPNG is an album to fear as much as anticipate. Listen to “Work Work” below.

  • mhmm

    People have known about clipping for a year now, word to Anthony Fantano.

  • Joe Price

    Completely aware, it’s just that not enough people know about them as they should. Besides, I mentioned that people that know about them know it’s fucking killer stuff! Fantano knows his shit.

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