The New Classics

October 25, 2009

New Music: Clipse, Popular Demand (Popeye’s) [ft. Cam’ron]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , , — Greg @ 12:23 pm

10.25.09

Song: Popular Demand (Popeye’s) [ft. Cam’ron]
Artist: Clipse
Album: Till the Casket Drops
Producer: The Neptunes
Label: Columbia Records
Notes: none
Analysis: Cult followings in hip hop don’t get much bigger than that of both Clipse and Cam’ron. Neither act has had a mainstream hit in years, but both have fans hungry for new material constantly. In Clipse’s case, most of the material they put out is worthwhile, but with Cam’ron, for every ‘Dead or Alive‘ there is an absurd track like ‘IBS‘ (which¬† happens to be about his irritable bowel syndrome). Thankfully, on the drowsy piano-laced banger ‘Popular Demand (Popeye’s)’, Malice, Pusha T and Cam’ron stick with what they’re all best at – shit talking, bragging and drug raps: Continue Reading

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April 21, 2009

New Music: Clipse, Kinda Like a Big Deal [ft. Kanye West]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , , , , — Greg @ 3:53 pm

04.21.09

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Song:
Kinda Like a Big Deal [ft. Kanye West]
Artist: Clipse
Album: Till the Casket Drops
Label: Columbia Records
Producer: DJ Khalil
Notes: 1st single from LP
Analysis: Now without the constraints of the sometimes-repetitive Neptunes sound, the Clipse can really flex their shit. On their albums, they’ve worked virtually exclusively with Pharrell & Chad as beatmakers, but as great as Hell Hath No Fury was, I don’t think another team-up album is really necessary. Point proven: the DJ Khalil-produced ‘Kinda Like a Big Deal’ is the best Clipse single so far in their relatively young careers. Continue Reading

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