clipping. – “Back Up” (Feat. Antwon & Signor Benedick The Moor) Video

Los Angeles avant-rap trio clipping. are known for their strange and fascinating videos, but they might've never made a video weirder than their new one…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2017 - 10:38 am

clipping. – “Body For The Pile” (Feat. SICKNESS)

Los Angeles avant-rap trio have already released an EP and an album this year, and they've just cranked out one last track before the end…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2016 - 12:08 pm

Watch clipping.’s Splendor & Misery Short Film

The Los Angeles avant-rap trio clipping. have made some truly arresting music videos lately, but none of them have attempted to encapsulate the sweep of…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2016 - 11:49 am

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

2016 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2016

In an age when major-label artists are putting out bloated albums in an effort to rack up the most streaming equivalent units, it can sometimes…
James Rettig | December 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Watch Clipping.’s Great “Air ‘Em Out” Performance On Conan

Typically, experimental noise-rap groups who make sci-fi concept albums don't get a whole lot of play on late-night TV. But when the lead member of…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2016 - 9:56 am

Watch Daveed Diggs & Black Thought Rap About Voting On Fallon

Back in spring, when he was still waiting to win his Tony for Hamilton, clipping. rapper Daveed Diggs showed off his fast-rap skills on The
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2016 - 9:28 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The people behind the CMA Awards may or may not be trying to bury it, but Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks' performance of "Daddy Lessons"
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2016 - 11:30 am

clipping. – “Shooter” Video

The Los Angeles rap experimentalists clipping. have a long history of making amazing videos with the director Carlos Lopez Estrada, and they've got a new…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2016 - 9:32 am

clipping. – “Fat Fingers”

Daveed Diggs, frontman of the Los Angeles avant-rap trio clipping., just spent a year on Broadway, playing the third president of these United States in…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2016 - 12:34 pm

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

Status Ain't Hood

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

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

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
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