Clipping – “Say The Name”

Clipping

Clipping – “Say The Name”

Clipping

Last year, Clipping, the experimental rap trio led by the extremely talented human being Daveed Diggs, released the album There Existed An Addiction To Blood — a full-length salute to both horror cinema and to the horrorcore rap music of the ’90s. Today, they announce the sequel. This fall, just before what’s sure to be a profoundly weird Halloween, Clipping will return with the new album Visions Of Bodies Being Burned, the second album in their horrorcore series.

If you think the album’s title looks familiar, you’re not wrong. Visions Of Bodies Being Burned is named after a Scarface line from the Geto Boys’ classic 1991 single “Mind Playing Tricks On Me.” On the lead single “Say The Name,” Clipping sample that line, turning it into the hook and building a whole dark fantasy around it. “Say The Name” builds into a sort of industrial synth-rap clatter, and it features Diggs meditating on the plot of another early-’90s classic, the 1992 movie Candyman: “The hook gon’ be the coldest pimp slap/ Coat rack for man skin/ Let it air dry/ Swiss cheesed a brother already half dead/ Brain leaking out a hole in his forehead.”

Visions Of Bodies Being Burned features appearances from LA rap duo Cam & China, punk/rap hybrid Ho99o9, and Tortoise’s Jeff Parker, among others. It ends with “Secret Piece,” a performance of a text-based “event score” that Yoko Ono write in 1953. Below, check out “Say The Name” and the album’s tracklist.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Intro”
02 “Say The Name”
03 “Wytchboard (Interlude)” *
04 “’96 Neve Campbell” (Feat. Cam & China)
05 “Something Underneath”
06 “Make Them Dead”
07 “She Bad”
08 “Invocation (Interlude)” (Feat. Greg Stuart) *
09 “Pain Everyday” (Feat. Michael Esposito)
10 “Check The Lock”
11 “Looking Like Meat” (Feat. Ho99o9)
12 “Drove (Interlude)” *
13 “Eaten Alive” (Feat. Jeff Parker & Ted Byrnes)
14 “Body For The Pile” (Feat. Sickness)
15 “Enlacing”
16 “Secret Piece”

* CD/digital/cassette-only track

Visions Of Bodies Being Burned is out 10/23 on Sub Pop.

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