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 Angeles group’s self-titled debut is an experiment in listening comprehension, and trying to cling to each word that trickles out of Diggs’ mouth is a both futile and totally unnecessary. It’s impressive enough that those are crystalline phrases and not just jumbled half-rendered fragments; you don’t always need a full-picture. It’s fitting, then, that clipping.’s video for their record’s opening track “Intro” zooms in on Diggs’ mouth as it declaims each verse before reformatting into bits of scattered footage. Sebastian Kleihs directs. Watch below.
CLPPNG is out now via Sub Pop.