“I know you have a peaceful event here and all…” Pusha-T said a few tracks into the Clipse’s day-stealing set — and a few minutes later, it was a crowd of thousands hollering back “ka-ka-kat-kat” in joyous gunshot unison. Call ’em Frosty (they want you to), and know the snow-blowing Thornton sibs are a must-see hip-hop act. Malice and Pusha’s cadences keep the metaphor alive on record, delivering lines with icy marksmanship — but live, things get heated; their lines about blowing lines come with voices strained and know-all expressions. Mark Ronson may have the term on lockdown, but Clipse’s rhymes feel like the authentic shit. Hipster’s choice for coke-rap record of the year Hell Hath No Fury has its anthems, and we got ’em yesterday (“Wamp Wamp” (with Sim Thug turning up for lyrical duty), “Ride Around Shining,” “Keys Open Doors”). The sound at the festival may be dodgy, but tickets were reasonable — we got it for cheap –and Clipse paid ’em back in full.


Check back later for more fest coverage (including Mastodon, Cat Power, Iron & Wine, Beach House, and Grizzly Bear). Too many Clipse pics after the jump.







Comments (9)
  1. so i was first row to see these guys, and they brought the fucking fire! one of the best performances at a show I’ve ever seen. the DJ with the sound effects made it perfect though, throwing in added gunshots for the decidedly “grimey” atmosphere

  2. extremely jealous i didnt get to see this, but i personally think its awesome that he has a cell-phone holster. makes him look like my dad or something

  3. Jesse  |   Posted on Jul 15th, 2007 0

    but I am sure your dad uses his cell phone for decidely less cool things, like checking the weather.

  4. nick  |   Posted on Jul 15th, 2007 0

    so does this mean hip hop has finally stopped hating melody?

  5. danuta  |   Posted on Jul 15th, 2007 0

    ok that whole commentary was embarrassing. cringe.

  6. sam jameson  |   Posted on Jul 15th, 2007 0

    dude i was there, was as ill (and trill) as described. clipse make me want to start doing coke again.

  7. trs  |   Posted on Jul 15th, 2007 0

    seriously, that entry gave me massive douche chills

  8. Fitz  |   Posted on Jul 16th, 2007 0

    Unless I was hallucinating from the heat, I’m pretty sure I was standing behind Pusha-T, who smoking a joint and rocking out….to OF MONTREAL. Wow.

  9. t.o.  |   Posted on Jul 17th, 2007 0

    unless i’m mistaken, that was Ab-Liva who showed up for Clipse, not Slim Thug. he was the only guest i remember – showed up, spit his verse on Cot Damn, Ride Around Shining, and one other i think? it’s all a little hazy now, damn. But yeah, Ab-Liva, not Slim Thug. right?

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