Clipping - Midcity (noise rap)

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http://clppng.bandcamp.com/album/midcity

This is pretty awesome stuff. Clipping are a noise-rap trio from LA composed of rapper Daveed Diggs, along with William Hutson (Rale), and Jonathon Snipes (Captain Ahab).

I guess Death Grips or B L A C K I E are the inevitable comparisons, but Clipping don't really sound remotely like either. They're a lot less aggro and more restrained, for one, and Daveed Diggs is a fast-rapping hedonist rather than a sloganeering punk bellower. The noise bits are often used to break up Diggs' verses more than to provide a full-on assault.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQRfHFgz6cM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5RVbch7rEg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igHJ7lr-uK0

The Reverend, Saturday, 11 May 2013 07:25 (four years ago) Permalink

And they have a hilarious name.

The Reverend, Saturday, 11 May 2013 07:28 (four years ago) Permalink

and I have to work the late shift the night they are playing in town :/

You must be very cold in the sack. (sarahell), Saturday, 11 May 2013 07:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I only found out about them cause someone was talking about seeing their show here a couple days ago

The Reverend, Saturday, 11 May 2013 07:44 (four years ago) Permalink

they're worth checking out

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 11 May 2013 16:34 (four years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

sub pop

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 10 June 2013 01:54 (four years ago) Permalink

that makes sense

give life back to usic (The Reverend), Monday, 10 June 2013 03:52 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIAQv_8qkqE

The Reverend, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 02:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Damn, I had missed this thread earlier. Yeah, great stuff, was tipped off to this earlier in the year by Brian Miller and the Foot Village bunch.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 02:43 (four years ago) Permalink

ooooh. This is great!

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 02:50 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Yeah this album is fantastic

chicken (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 20:25 (four years ago) Permalink

damn how did I miss this

loosely inspired by Dr. Dre (crüt), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 20:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Right? I wd recommend this to almost anyone on ILM

chicken (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 20:44 (four years ago) Permalink

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suggest bando (The Reverend), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 21:24 (four years ago) Permalink

i do like this yes

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 21:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I love that tune ^^^ and on a superficial level the vid reminds me of New Kingdom, definitely need to get this album. I don't generally like noise rap type stuff but this dude has got style.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 07:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I think one thing I like about clipping is that unlike a lot of noise-rap, they don't reject rap's more stylized elements

suggest bando (The Reverend), Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:44 (four years ago) Permalink

southall bait

j., Wednesday, 31 July 2013 20:23 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I think one thing I like about clipping is that unlike a lot of noise-rap, they don't reject rap's more stylized elements

― suggest bando (The Reverend), Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:44 PM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm, and i love how the noise and the rapping kind of feed off one another. good as hell.

( (brimstead), Wednesday, 31 July 2013 20:36 (four years ago) Permalink

this is catchy

j., Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:38 (four years ago) Permalink

also noisyish

j., Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:38 (four years ago) Permalink

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'give'?

j., Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:47 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

saw these guys tonight -- totally killed it.

not some dude poking a Line 6 pedal with his dick (sarahell), Saturday, 17 August 2013 11:26 (four years ago) Permalink

I think the Clipping album is very exciting in the way that they have unleashed a very raw debut without some top notch producer making it sound like everything else and it gives me that that good old fashioned feeling, that I ain't got a clue what their next one will sound like.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Sunday, 18 August 2013 22:36 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i got bored with these guys pretty fast except for the outro

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fresh (crüt), Friday, 11 October 2013 21:33 (four years ago) Permalink

I want to like this but I can't get with the lyrics

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 21:46 (four years ago) Permalink

They're almost aggressively stupid. I guess that's the point. Fuck off though.

Decent noise mind

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 21:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Coming round a bit now. I guess the lyrical content is 'noise' too. MC Ride does that shit with more poetry and Odd Future with more mischief. Can foresee them all being polled off at some stage. Obviously Dälek kill them all

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 21:54 (four years ago) Permalink

get.it is superb actually

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 21:55 (four years ago) Permalink

apart from the fact he's aggressively subjugating women in the lyric

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 21:56 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm actually a lot happier with noise dudes graduating to doing rap like this than chillwave soundscapes, which seemed to be the trend 5-6 years ago

clueless mom complaining about miley Cyrus (sarahell), Friday, 11 October 2013 22:02 (four years ago) Permalink

http://www.wearenames.com/

these guys opened up for Clipping when I saw them

clueless mom complaining about miley Cyrus (sarahell), Friday, 11 October 2013 22:05 (four years ago) Permalink

coming around to the lyrics a bit. think there are satirical elements. definitely trying to make us uncomfortable while also kinda thrilled at the ride

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 22:05 (four years ago) Permalink

definitely satirical elements -- what's the song that is just insanely fast?

clueless mom complaining about miley Cyrus (sarahell), Friday, 11 October 2013 22:06 (four years ago) Permalink

currently on guns.up which might be the best track yet

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 22:07 (four years ago) Permalink

losing interest

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 22:13 (four years ago) Permalink

regaining interest

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 22:20 (four years ago) Permalink

mobb2it was a whopping great momentum-killer but the songs after it have been gr8

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 22:22 (four years ago) Permalink

can't work this shit out

the outro :DDDD

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 22:27 (four years ago) Permalink

gangsta steve reich

imago, Friday, 11 October 2013 22:28 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

yeah sorry for that v precious reaction there, this is utterly amazing & perfect for 5am

veneer timber (imago), Saturday, 14 December 2013 04:51 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Sub Pop has begun presale for CLPPNG, the second full length album from clipping.
Available on cd. 2xlp. digital.
Presale orders of the vinyl get a bonus 7" with "Ends" (feat. Brian Kinsman of True Neutral Crew / ex-Foot Village) and non-album track "Brian" (feat. Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt/Black Pus) on the bside.
ORDR HR
ORDR WTH TSHRT

Lyrics video released for the track "Work Work (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)" from CLPPNG
WTCH HR

Full CLPPNG tracklisting:
CD / DL Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Body & Blood
3. Work Work (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
4. Summertime (Feat. King T)
5. Taking Off
6. Tonight (Feat. Gangsta Boo)
7. Dream
8. Get Up (Feat. Mariel Jacoda)
9. Or Die (Feat. Guce)
10. Inside Out
11. Story 2
12. Dominoes
13. Ends
14. Williams Mix (Feat. Tom Erbe)

LP Tracklisting:
1. Body & Blood
2. Work Work (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
3. Summertime (Feat. King T)
4. Inside Out
5. Tonight (Feat. Gangsta Boo)
6. Dream
7. Get Up (Feat. Mariel Jacoda)
8. Or Die (Feat. Guce)
9. Taking Off
10. Story 2
11. Dominoes
12. Williams Mix (Feat. Tom Erbe)
[Plus a 100 locked grooves on side 4]

Upcoming tour dates:
Mar. 12 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Hotel Vegas (Volstead Inside) / Inland Empire Touring Day Party (3:30pm)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW / The Owl of Austin / PORTALS Day party (2pm)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW / 512 (Downstairs) / Official SXSW Showcase (10:15pm)
Mar. 18 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Western
Mar. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Church on York
Apr. 26 - Leizpig, DE - Conne Island
Apr. 27 - Cologne, DE - Baustelle Kalk
Apr. 29 - Nurnberg, DE - K4
Apr. 30 - Krems an der Donau, AT - Donaufestival
May 16 - Flushing, NY - Knockdown Center (Red Bull Academy Extreme Music Mini Fest)
Jun. 13 - Barcelona, ES - Sonar
Jul. 04 - George, WA - Sasquatch

imago draggin' (The Reverend), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:20 (three years ago) Permalink

cool

Spottie, Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:24 (three years ago) Permalink

King T!

imago draggin' (The Reverend), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:26 (three years ago) Permalink

whoa nice! intriguing softer sound, interpolating pop-rap tropes while keeping it decidedly recondite & modernist

You cannot interrupt his tea stirring because it is his holy trick (imago), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:27 (three years ago) Permalink

CLIPPING has become my favourite rap group, probably. above even Dalek these days (well, they're on hiatus really)

You cannot interrupt his tea stirring because it is his holy trick (imago), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Ha, was just about to post all this, thanks Rev.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:50 (three years ago) Permalink

that sounds much better than the earlier album

also I still h8 lyric videos but that lyric video is cool

death and darkness and other night kinda shit (crüt), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:52 (three years ago) Permalink

what didn't you like about the earlier album? one of my favourite rap albums of...all time, really - completely stunning to me

You cannot interrupt his tea stirring because it is his holy trick (imago), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:55 (three years ago) Permalink

sub pop one

perfect puppy (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 11 March 2014 22:03 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this album [the second one] is FANTASTIC

there was a definite cool-factor in tupac's hologram (stevie), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:17 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

It's got some crazy strong points but the sound of his singing in the chorus of "Tonight" is grating as hell and really drags down the middle of the album for me. When I remember to skip it the album's significantly more satisfying.

Fetchboy, Thursday, 1 May 2014 02:47 (three years ago) Permalink

I like the way "Get Up" blossoms around 2:15, but for the first two minutes I want to smash the snooze button on my stereo.

franklin, Thursday, 1 May 2014 03:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Am I being crazy or does the chorus of Tonight sound like a purposeful vamp on fun.'s big hit?

it definitely wasn't designed to be a pants pocket player (stevie), Thursday, 1 May 2014 07:25 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New album streaming:

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/01/316471065/first-listen-clipping-clppng

Ned Raggett, Monday, 2 June 2014 04:18 (three years ago) Permalink

this is alright. quite like the video for work work too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2GozE6XEqg

ogmor, Monday, 2 June 2014 08:42 (three years ago) Permalink

this is so good, damn.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 2 June 2014 23:28 (three years ago) Permalink

^

xelab V¸¸ (imago), Monday, 2 June 2014 23:49 (three years ago) Permalink

This is ok but lyrically gross.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 00:43 (three years ago) Permalink

I think its a mistake to take all of the lyrics on face value.

it definitely wasn't designed to be a pants pocket player (stevie), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 07:34 (three years ago) Permalink

i was grabbed by the production first, with a mental note to come back and figure out what's going on with the lyrics.

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 14:04 (three years ago) Permalink

'story 2' is a fun little time signature game, it works too.

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 15:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm assuming there's some irony/subtext/etc going on with the lyrics I didn't catch on my one superficial listen but for now file it under https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF2ayWcJfxo

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 16:02 (three years ago) Permalink

See my posts upthread for the same concerns, addressed

xelab V¸¸ (imago), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 16:13 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah I don't know, "satire" is a pretty weak defense if the satire just consists of repeating the same tropes. I really have no interest in debating about this, I'm just saying it's keeping me from fully connecting with the album.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 16:20 (three years ago) Permalink

luckily i'm suuuper good at ignoring lyrics

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 16:23 (three years ago) Permalink

not sure which lyrics ppl are thinking of but all the women on this album are badass/in control whereas all the male characters are despondent/ridiculous/doomed. that's what I took away from it

From Tha Crouuuch To Da Palacios (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 18:17 (three years ago) Permalink

King T's spot excepted I guess

From Tha Crouuuch To Da Palacios (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 18:19 (three years ago) Permalink

king tee!
holy shit!!!

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 June 2014 18:24 (three years ago) Permalink

mencap otm

it definitely wasn't designed to be a pants pocket player (stevie), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 05:47 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this has really grown on me, especially once I took out "Tonight"

Simon H., Wednesday, 6 August 2014 18:38 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
one year passes...

The group consists of MC Daveed Diggs (who stars in the Broadway musical Hamilton)

only just found this out!

just sayin, Monday, 30 May 2016 05:08 (one year ago) Permalink

it's why they haven't been touring much this past year

sarahell, Monday, 30 May 2016 05:24 (one year ago) Permalink

http://clppng.bandcamp.com/album/remxng

a bunch of new stuff on their bandcamp

sarahell, Monday, 30 May 2016 19:57 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

new ep is goooood

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 22:30 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

this is pretty fucking cool
http://www.barsworkshopnyc.com/

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Thursday, 7 July 2016 23:29 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New album, Splendor and Misery is out on September 9. It's an (deep breath)...

Afrofuturist, dystopian concept album that follows the sole survivor of a slave uprising on an interstellar cargo ship, and the onboard computer that falls in love with him. Thinking he is alone and lost in space, the character discovers music in the ship’s shuddering hull and chirping instrument panels. William and Jonathan’s tracks draw an imaginary sonic map of the ship’s decks, hallways, and quarters, while Daveed’s lyrics ride the rhythms produced by its engines and machinery. In a reversal of H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of cosmic insignificance, the character finds relief in learning that humanity is of no consequence to the vast, uncaring universe. It turns out, pulling the rug out from under anthropocentrism is only horrifying to those who thought they were the center of everything to begin with. Ultimately, the character decides to pilot his ship into the unknown—and possibly into oblivion—instead of continuing on to worlds whose systems of governance and economy have violently oppressed him.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 1 September 2016 20:46 (one year ago) Permalink

New album, Splendor and Misery is out on September 9. It's an (deep breath)... Clipping, bitch

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 1 September 2016 21:07 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this is amazing

imago, Monday, 19 September 2016 10:33 (one year ago) Permalink

incredible, even

this is a superb interview as well, endlessly quotable: http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/09/clipping-interview

imago, Monday, 19 September 2016 11:17 (one year ago) Permalink

'A Better Place' is a track of the year contender

imago, Monday, 19 September 2016 11:42 (one year ago) Permalink

saw them live last Sunday. Surreal and great.

sarahell, Monday, 19 September 2016 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

this is pushing Jute Gyte for my album of the year, it's absolutely extraordinary

imago, Tuesday, 20 September 2016 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

look even if you hate this can more people please talk about it

imago, Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:49 (one year ago) Permalink

listening now! I saw these guys in Oakland a few years ago (Sarah you may have been at the Lobot show?), and they were cool. Tellingly, all the opening bands were punk or noise, and I remember Jon Snipes from the wild/funny/aggro Capt Ahab -- I'm guessing if there's not so much talk, it's because this is WEIRD. ??

anyway, liking the rhythm arrangement on All Black at the moment

Dominique, Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:59 (one year ago) Permalink

yah they rule hard!
snipes is a legend.
daveed stars in hamilton!

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 20 September 2016 22:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Pretty damn impressive album

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:32 (one year ago) Permalink

xxp - I saw them at Terminal. Hutson is tight with the dudes who live(d) there.

xp - you should have come to the SF show on the 11th ... it was great. They had a harpist.

sarahell, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:51 (one year ago) Permalink

i know i saw ton of video but i had to do my radio show :(

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:53 (one year ago) Permalink

you gonna be at El Rio tonight?

sarahell, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:54 (one year ago) Permalink

yah my gf is djing

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:55 (one year ago) Permalink

cool I will tell you in person how awesome it was

sarahell, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 22:15 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm65PCbUMZI

electric wight dorkestra (crüt), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 03:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it's their year

imago, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 09:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

remember really loving "Work Work" a couple of years back though I didn't really investigate the rest of their catalogue. totally floored to find out dude is the new love interest on this season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (not to mention in Hamilton).

evol j, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:41 (four months ago) Permalink

also they are up for a hugo award!

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:01 (four months ago) Permalink

And he was on Sesame Street

President Keyes, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:09 (four months ago) Permalink

http://songexploder.net/clipping

MaresNest, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 21:08 (four months ago) Permalink


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