Experimental California hip-hop outfit clipping. made a bit of a splash last year after Anthony Fantano (aka The Needle Drop) gave their debut full-length midcity high marks – an 8 out of 10. Now, we’re seeing clipping. make their debut on Sub Pop (a label, period) and the first single “Work Work” sees the trio adopting a bit more of an “approachable” aesthetic, if you will. midcity‘s closest comparison would be to a Death Grips release, and even then clipping. is quite a bit different from Death Grips. clipping. (correct if I’m wrong) will make Sub Pop‘s fourth hip-hop group signed in the label’s twenty+ year history. It’s a bit surreal seeing the same label that gave us the likes of Nirvana and Soundgarden adopting more and more hip-hop. We’ll see where the label’s heading in the coming years I suppose. On the trio’s label debut, a guest spot went to Gangsta Boo (of Three Six Mafia / Da Mafia 6ix) so I am really intrigued as to what the rest of this sounds like…

Apparently while the pre-order stage is happening, each LP order will get a limited “Loser Edition” of the album along with a bonus 7″ with two more songs while supplies last. You get the 7″ whether you order the vinyl or the CD version. Check out “Work Work” below via the YouTube video and see what you think of it. Cheers!

If you are epileptic, you may want to refrain from watching the music video. The label makes note of this in the first frame. You have been warned.


The Details

Get digital downloads with purchase of a CD/2xLP. Available in your account Jun 10, 2014.
*Please know that this is a pre-order and that if you pre-order this record, your order will not ship until (roughly) the week before June 10th. This also applies to anything else in your order as well – NONE of it will ship until the week of (or , again, possibly slightly before) June 10th. So, if you’d like to order more than just this clipping. CD/LP, it would be best to place separate orders if you’re the type who wants what you ordered, and you want it NOW! Thanks!

—> All customers who pre-order the LP version of CLPPNG will receive the limited, “Loser Edition” of the album on white vinyl. In addition, every pre-order placed for both the LP and CD versions of the album will also receive a bonus 7” with 2 additional songs.

*All of these items are on a first come, first served basis and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Order now to secure all of these limited-edition items!

*The LP and CD versions of this album are slightly different from each each other. The LP version does not include the songs “Intro” and “Ends” found on the CD version (“Ends” is included on the bonus 7” given to all pre-orders though!) but does include another song exclusive to the vinyl release called “Run Out”. The vinyl version also includes a bonus feature of 100 locked groove audio loops on side 4, which are exclusive to the vinyl version of this release.

Price $22

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