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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 video. Kanye West’s performance of “All Day” at the Brit Awards would’ve been a thing of beauty even without the fucking flamethrowers: A goddam Boot Camp Clik video, staged in… More »

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 time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

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. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

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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

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

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

clipping. – “Get Up” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

L.A. noise rap trio clipping. have once again teamed up with director Carlos Lopez Estrada, who also did the memorable videos for "Work Work" and…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 11:14 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you've noticed a higher-than-average number of weird EDM videos in this space lately, it's not because I'm suddenly trawling Electric Daisy Carnival messageboards. It's…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2014 - 12:59 pm

clipping. – “Inside Out” Video

One of the year's most absorbing, memorable music videos is director Carlos Lopez Estrada's whirling, expressionist clip for "Work Work," a song from the L.A.
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Clipping. Respond To Events In Ferguson With “Knees On The Ground”

The Californian noise-rap group clipping. make bracing, confrontational music, but it's not really political music, at least in the way that "political rap" is usually…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2014 - 8:55 am

clipping. – “Story 4: Sleeplessly Embracing” (alt-J – “Hunger Of The Pine” Remix)

Last month, we heard "Hunger Of The Pine," our first taste of new alt-J album This Is All Yours. Around the same time, alt-J drummer…
Peter Helman | July 29, 2014 - 2:18 pm

clipping. – “Story 2″ Video

The experimental rap group clipping. have a few recurring themes on their two albums. They always start with an "Intro," they end with a mind-melting…
Miles Bowe | July 24, 2014 - 6:16 pm

clipping. – “Body & Blood” Video (Stereogum Premiere) (NSFW)

We just named clipping.'s CLPPNG our Album Of The Week, and one of the record's finest noise-rap dispatches is the booming "Body & Blood," its…
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2014 - 10:05 am

Album Of The Week: clipping. CLPPNG

The minute the L.A. trio clipping. emerged, combining clinically precise raps with assaultive squalls of electro-noise, they invited comparison to another California group, Death Grips.
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Stream clipping. CLPPNG

The problem with a lot of noise-rap is that it falls apart a bit when it comes to the actual rapping. That’s not a problem…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2014 - 10:11 am

clipping. – “Body & Blood”

The fascinating noise-rap trio clipping. are a few weeks away from releasing their gut-liquefying Sub Pop debut CLPPNG, and we've posted the eerie first single…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2014 - 3:41 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, whoever's in charge of music video releases! Can you space things out a little better, please? Last week, I scrambled to come up with…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2014 - 1:29 pm

clipping. – “Work Work (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)” Video

As if rap group clipping.'s "Work Work" wasn't already intense enough, now the group has teamed with director Carlos Lopez Estrada to up the ante.
Miles Bowe | May 13, 2014 - 2:12 pm

clipping. – “Work Work” (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree) (Stereogum Premiere)

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Wolf Eyes signing to Sub Pop. It was a strange move to many, that such a high-profile label…
Miles Bowe | March 11, 2014 - 11:16 am