Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Sophos, Mar 7, 2016.
Getting into Clipping for the first time. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but it still took me by surprise lol, I didn't expect QUITE the level of "noise" they get to, I thought it would be more along the lines of Death Grips or JPEGMAFIA. I've only listened to Midcity so far but it was a really cool listen
midcity is by far their noisiest album they’ve done. On CLPPNG, they’re still noisy, but they have more of a groove and their song writing really improves. Same with the Wriggle EP. Splendor and Misery takes some listens to get used to after the two previous listens. It’s definitely still a clipping. album, but it’s also very much a concept album. Was nominated for a Hugo award too, which is bonkers! The new one is probably their most accessible to date, but still features prominent noise artists and ends with a 17 minute recording of a piano being burnt!
Sorry, I’m a big fan haha
I'm really excited to hear the rest! This is also basically my first exposure to Daveed Diggs outside of his guest spot on Kimmy Schimdt lol
Haha he’s basically in everything at the moment! I was worried that clipping. would take a back seat or maybe soften them a little bit after his recent rise to fame, but when I saw Benny and noise act Pedestrian Deposit as features, I was put at ease haha
no he hasnt. with the exception of cadillactica every project has produced severe diminishing returns since return
there's no such thing as an objective best album
I always struggle to finish KRIT albums. I always find myself enjoying them but getting bored of them after a while. Definitely an artist who would benefit from having shorter albums.
I think 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time is a really good album and the EP he has put out this year has some gems too. I don’t really like the album he put out this year though. I definitely think his discography has become inconsistent compared to his early releases. His highs are pretty incredible though. He’s a very gifted rapper.
I think this about every artist now. I wonder if Illmatic was always my favorite album because of that.
A Big K.R.I.T. song from this year’s EP I adore is this one:
hes great, very talented, amazing producer, very good rapper, but his discog is inconsistent with a bunch of releases that are just....there....whereas return of 4eva and cadillactica are great superb releases. i havent listened to much of anything hes done in the last year or two however, because of the aforementioned diminishing returns.
Maybe at some point check out the 2017 album if you haven’t, I remember liking it
You're probably right. I fell like he's maybe expanded his sound a little more over time or something but those early tapes were kind of lightning in a bottle.
So is hip hop evolution on Netflix considered good round here? I just started it it’s pretty interesting. Then the amc one good too?
Check this page:
Hip-Hop Thread • Page 580 • forum.chorus.fm
When I click on that link, it takes me to a a particular post, but the discussion about the show starts earlier on that page. Telling you just in case.
Not entirely hip-hop related, but you should check out the movie Blindspotting which he also co-wrote and co-produced. One of my favorite films of last year, easily
Did some songs for the soundtrack too.
Blindspotting is great. Watch it if you haven't.
So... CLPPNG is one of the best first impressions an album has had on me in years, maybe ever. Like, I've heard it in full once and a bunch of the songs after because I watched all the videos and I'm already ready to put it on my best of the decade list. I listened to Splendor & Misery also and that was such a fucking cool listen... like a rap Coheed & Cambria lol
Probably going to listen to the new one tomorrow.
Also, I've always meant to watch Blindspotting due to the hype but it's went way up on my watchlist now
Also, speaking of Big KRIT, I think 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time is one of the most consistently good double albums ever. It's 90 minutes long and there's not a single song I would cut off outside of maybe 1999 but I guess he needed a radio single