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Young Thug Is His Own Genre Now

On the old Comedy Central puppets-doing-prank-calls show Crank Yankers, there was once a sketch where Ludacris called Def Jam president Kevin Liles and informed him…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2016 - 9:38 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I watched Frank Ocean's "Nikes" video for the first time on a borrowed phone, on a playground, on Saturday morning, keeping half an eye on…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2016 - 10:33 am

Status Ain't Hood

Does Lil Yachty Suck?

When the New Jersey group P.M. Dawn came along in 1991, rap didn't know what to do with them. Here were these guys who seemed…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2016 - 10:08 am

More Clipping. stories

Watch Clipping. Debut “A Better Place” On James Corden

Now that Daveed Diggs is done collecting awards for his role in Hamilton, and on a break from lip-syncing Nas lyrics on The Get Down,…
Collin Robinson | September 8, 2016 - 11:09 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I watched Frank Ocean's "Nikes" video for the first time on a borrowed phone, on a playground, on Saturday morning, keeping half an eye on…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2016 - 10:33 am

Clipping. – “Air ‘Em Out” Video

Now that Daveed Diggs has completed his duties to Hamilton and to The Get Down, he's gone back to work with clipping., his great Los…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2016 - 9:26 am

Clipping. – “Baby Don’t Sleep” Video

We don't often hear about people leaving hit Broadway plays to focus on their grinding, experimental noise-rap groups, but that's what Daveed Diggs is doing.
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2016 - 9:49 am

Daveed Diggs Leaving Hamilton Too

After collecting a Tony and a Grammy and thereby getting halfway to the rare EGOT, Daveed Diggs will be leaving Hamilton before the musical moves…
Collin Robinson | July 13, 2016 - 2:07 pm

clipping. – “Wriggle” Video

Earlier this month, mere days after frontman Daveed Diggs won a Tony for playing Thomas Jefferson in the beloved Broadway smash Hamilton, the experimental Los…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2016 - 10:07 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Well, we've made it to the the halfway point. You gotta admit, it's been a pretty good year. But there's still plenty to come in…
Stereogum | June 17, 2016 - 4:24 pm

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

Stream Clipping. Wriggle EP

Newly minted Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs has been keeping himself busy with a little musical called Hamilton -- you might have heard of it…
Peter Helman | June 14, 2016 - 1:27 am

Clipping.’s Daveed Diggs Wins A Tony For Hamilton Role

Daveed Diggs, the leader of the Sub Pop-signed rap group clipping., won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor In A Musical last night for…
James Rettig | June 13, 2016 - 10:33 am

Watch Tony Nominee Daveed Diggs Rap A Clipping. Song On The Tonight Show

Daveed Diggs has had a weird career. He plays Thomas Jefferson in the widely beloved Broadway musical Hamilton, and he's currently up for a Tony…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2016 - 11:26 am

Jonathan Snipes, Daveed Diggs, & Signor Benedick The Moor – “12:00am” Video

L.A. trio clipping.'s sort-of-self-titled LP was one of my favorite albums of last year, an experimental noise-rap opus that didn't really deconstruct hip-hop tropes so…
Peter Helman | August 4, 2015 - 10:32 pm

clipping. – “Intro” Video

MC Daveed Diggs of clipping. spits fire so quickly that his words could narrate panicked seconds before a life-line goes flat. Listening to the Los…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 8, 2015 - 2:32 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were plenty of good videos this week, but none of them came close to touching another video, albeit one that wasn't officially a music…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

clipping. – “Summertime” Video

As Tom pointed out when he heralded clipping.'s debut album CLPPNG as Album Of The Week, the fact that the L.A. hip-hop trio had the…
Caitlin White | February 26, 2015 - 5:58 pm

2014 In Review

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

2014 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last year's Thanksgiving break means we've actually got two weeks' worth of videos accounted for below, and they were a packed two weeks. It hurts…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 11:22 am
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