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Album Of The Week: Clams Casino 32 Levels

When Lil B stepped away from the Pack, the Bay Area post-hyphy pop-rap group, and became a mantra-chanting internet enigma, he got a lot of…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2016 - 12:39 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Look, it's kinda hard to be glib about stuff today, at the end of a real shitty week, a week that only underscores how shitty…
Stereogum | July 8, 2016 - 5:06 pm
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fuck this week. Here are some music videos. …
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2016 - 1:38 pm
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Clams Casino – “Be Somebody” (Feat. A$AP Rocky & Lil B)

Clams Casino's debut album 32 Levels is our Album Of The Week. It comes out tomorrow, and we've already heard a bunch of tracks from…
James Rettig | July 14, 2016 - 1:08 pm
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Clams Casino – “Ghost In A Kiss” (Feat. Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring) Video

The great cloud-rap producer Clams Casino is putting out his major-label debut 32 Levels next week. Although Clams instrumentals are things of tremendous beauty on…
Peter Helman | July 7, 2016 - 12:43 pm
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Clams Casino Was Mentioned In A Jeopardy! Question Tonight

It's always fun when music references pop up on Jeopardy!, and tonight's episode featured a few. As Pitchfork points out, Clams Casino and Danger Mouse…
Peter Helman | July 6, 2016 - 9:17 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Just last week we bore witness to the birth of Britain's Independence Day, and now, we prepare to celebrate our own. The more things change,…
Stereogum | July 1, 2016 - 3:37 pm
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Clams Casino – “A Breath Away” (Feat. Kelela)

Next month, Clams Casino, the great rap-production impressionist, will release 32 Levels, his major-label debut. The album pushes his sound to some fascinating places, and…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2016 - 10:23 am
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, Aphex Twin unveiled his first music video since the '90s. Back then, he was working with genius directors like Chris Cunningham to create…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2016 - 3:10 pm
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Clams Casino – “All Nite” (Feat. Vince Staples) Video

Next month, the head-blown cloud-rap producer Clams Casino will release 32 Levels, his guest-heavy major-label debut. And after the weirdly beautiful video for the Lil…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2016 - 10:20 am
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Status Ain't Hood

Kodak Black Is Everything Great About Rap Music

A month ago, Broward County police arrested the 19-year-old Florida rapper Kodak Black after a high-speed chase. Police saw Kodak and a friend trying to…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2016 - 12:11 pm
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Clams Casino – “All Nite” (Feat. Vince Staples)

Next month, the pioneering cloud-rap producer Clams Casino will release 32 Levels, his guest-heavy major-label debut. We've already posted the instrumental "Blast" and the Lil…
Tom Breihan | June 9, 2016 - 1:08 pm
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Status Ain't Hood

Gucci Mane Is Back, And Rappers Should Be Afraid

"This world has not reformed." That was Bill Bratton, the commissioner of the New York Police Department, talking about rap music last week. He doesn't…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2016 - 10:51 am
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Clams Casino – “Witness” (Feat. Lil B) Video (Dir. Lil B)

Michael Volpe, better known as Clams Casino, has stepped out from behind the boards a bit to announce his new album 32 Levels. We've already…
Collin Robinson | May 26, 2016 - 10:57 am
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Clams Casino – “Blast”

Clams Casino -- aka the moniker of New Jersey producer Michael Volpe -- put out a series of very popular instrumental mixtapes, the last of…
James Rettig | May 19, 2016 - 10:21 am
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Cover Story

Hood Pope Confessional

The recirculated air of the Riverside Church's main chapel seems to grow more stale by the minute. Sunlight shines polychrome through stained glass windows. The…
Collin Robinson | March 8, 2016 - 11:00 am
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Wet – “Weak (Clams Casino Remix)”

Wet's whole sound owes a lot to the enduring popularity of Clams Casino-style beats, so it's great to see the Massachusetts trio hooking up with…
James Rettig | October 26, 2015 - 11:49 am
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Danny Brown + Clams Casino – “Worth It”

It just makes sense to get excited when you see the names "Danny Brown" and "Clams Casino" next to each other. The two have teamed…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 10:27 am
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Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim's annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm
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Hear An Unreleased Collab From Kelela, Ratking’s Hak, Skrillex, & Clams Casino

The DJ Know Wave's Gully Type web radio show is a reliable source of dancehall and things that kind of sound like dancehall. and on…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 8:48 am
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