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Vinyl, June 10, 2014
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Tonight, featuring Gangsta Boo, Summertime, featuring King Tee, and Get Up, featuring Mariel Jacoda are my favorite tracks from the album. Tonight, at first listen, was the worst track on this album because of the god-awful chorus but it grew out of nowhere on me and quickly became my favorite track. It's something that is bumped in the whip on nights. It also makes me want to tip waitresses hundred dollar bills but that's beside the point. Summertime, my God, is the best instrumental on this album period. Talk about a flashback embodying what the west is all about. Get Up is my third favorite because it's now my alarm. Diggs rhyming over this is truly amazing.
The album, while experimental, is diverse in its approaches. Tracks like “Body and Blood” bang distorted, industrial techno beats that match the gruesomeness of the lyrics in pace and abrasiveness. Tracks like “Story 2” create minimalist tracks, where the beat is simple, but the snare hits on varying down- and up-beats to throw off the rhythm. Tracks like “Taking Off” and "Tonight" create dreamy techno-scapes akin to movie soundtracks or remixes of what sounds like 80s-inspired synth pop. For fans of techno or hip hop, you will probably find at least a couple of tracks that you like.
Clipping is a group that experiments with hip hop. They have solid vocals in Diggs. Their beats, despite their complexity and unconventional character, are infectious, no doubt possible only through the experience of Snipes and Huston. In being familiar, they are something that a fan of either hip hop or techno could appreciate. In pushing boundaries, though, they are something that could easily alienate party-line or hardcore fans of either techno or hip hop.Read more ›
It's a murder on the inside.
CLPPNG has earned its stripes as one of the most sonically adventurous hip-hop albums of 2014. The trio's sound runs the gambit in this album, moving from dark club anthem to whispered industrial jam and back while still retaining its noisy qualities. It's good rap music – plain and simple. And although there are times where Diggs's raps are too involved and complex, he proves himself to be a capable MC. Seeing his stylistic evolution from clipping.'s debut album, I feel it's a safe bet that his flow and lyrics will only continue to improve.
Despite being tagged as "experimental" hip hop, this album is actually fairly accessible. Credit this partly to Diggs, whose flow is never so abrasive as to alienate casual listeners. The production can be harsh and sometimes obnoxious but never unbearably so. Although this might come across as a criticism, I actually enjoy the indulgent, challenging final product – something that is obviously a pointed labor of love by this trio of artists.
Although it will never be a classic of the genre, CLPPNG shows that clipping. is certainly headed in the right direction. Cop this...it's one of the most fun, crass, and challenging releases of 2014.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While the album isn't a masterpiece there are a fist full of great tracks that you will listen to constantly.Published 4 months ago by Randomized User #113
Amazing album. All around standard hip hop verses with clever witticisms throughout, the emcee never uses the word "I," as referenced in the title. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Madison Mark
Quite arty and he experiments a lot. Occasionally he flings something that sticks. Like the Work Work single which got me into the CDPublished 11 months ago by G. Taylor
Fantastic project. Daveed has a masterful flow and the production is bonkers. Quite experimental, so if you're not willing to hear something a little out there this may not be for... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Matt Kerfoot
Not very listenable. Okay overall. SubPop is not known for hip hop though.Published 18 months ago by A Room With A View Reviews