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Innovations in hip-hop have a long history of tending toward abrasive sounds, from the call-to-arms sirens of Bomb Squad's production on early Public Enemy albums to the pseudo-industrial squall of Kanye West's controversially caustic Yeezus album. L.A. trio Clipping takes this fondness for harsh sounds to the next level with CLPPNG, a strange hybrid of noise frequencies, brutally dark beats, and MC Daveed Diggs' unhinged, often ugly lyrical flow. The group began as a recording project between producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson, reworking commercial hip-hop songs by laying a cappella vocal tracks over new beats of their own creation made up of punishing power electronics and other gruesome noise tones -- an unexpected juxtaposition, and one that runs through a wide range of lawless sounds on the 14 sinister tracks that make up CLPPNG. A minute-long introduction track sounds like little more than Diggs rapping over a beatless din of Merzbow-like feedback, which runs immediately into the horror-rap lyrics and distorted bass monotony of "Body & Blood." Ex-Three 6 Mafia member Gangsta Boo shows up for a cameo verse on "Tonight," a minimal, electro-tinged beat serving as a backdrop for Diggs' portrait of last-call desperation.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2014
Label: Sub Pop
UPC: 0098787107128
catalogNumber: 71071

Album Credits

Performance Credits

clipping.   Primary Artist
Casey Anderson   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Bobbi Page   Vocals
Guce   Vocals
King T   Vocals
Gangsta Boo   Vocals
Bear McCreary   Chords
Jonathan Snipes   Group Member
Christopher Fleeger   Sounds
Derrick Estrada   scratching
Shane Lee   Vocals
Claira Titman   Vocals
Karissa Lee   Vocals
William Hutson   Group Member
Emily Titman   Vocals
Cristina Bercovitz   Vocals
Cocc Pistol Cree   Vocals
Mariel Jacoda   Vocals
Nico Cary   Vocals,Whisper
Micah Lee   Vocals
Frank Chiaro   Vocals
Elizabeth Hayhurst   Vocals
Daveed Diggs   Group Member

Technical Credits

John Cage   Composer
Casey Anderson   Composer
Bobbi Page   Choir Contractor
Steve Kaplan   Engineer
Guce   Composer,Lyricist
Brian Kinsman   Composer,Reverb
King T   Composer,Lyricist
Gangsta Boo   Composer,Lyricist
C. Watts   Composer
Dusty Summers   Art Direction
Bear McCreary   Composer
Jonathan Snipes   Composer
R. McBride   Composer
L. Mitchell   Composer
Christopher Fleeger   Field Recording
William Hutson   Composer
Cristina Bercovitz   Logo Adaptation
clipping.   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Creation
Cocc Pistol Cree   Composer,Lyricist
J. Canady   Composer
S. Pope   Composer
Tim Lahan   Drawing
Elizabeth Hayhurst   Composer
Daveed Diggs   Composer

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