View Full Version : Clipse review

11-29-2006, 11:51 AM
Anyone get this yet? What you think? I may get it tonight.

The Clipse have accomplished a rare feat in hip-hop (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/reviews/id.725/title.hell-hath-no-fury-clipse), and not one that concerns sales or awards. The duo from Virginia have everyone clamoring for their sophomore album (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/reviews/id.725/title.hell-hath-no-fury-clipse). Less discriminate fans, like those who are going down with Yung Joc, canít wait to hear about more ways in which Pusha T and Malice moved white. Thatís no surprise though, itís that even the most elitist backpackers who normally turn their noses up at such redundant subject matter are even fiending for the LP.
How did they accomplish this nearly impossible cross sub-genre appeal? A couple ways; the most obvious being they seem to get the best from fellow VA natives The Neptunes. Pharrell and Chad lace the Clipse with far grittier beats than they regularly supply, all the while keeping their pop touch and signature sound (ie. Grindiní). Then there is Pusha T and Malice, two emcees who rarely stop rapping about slanging Ďcaine, and when they do, itís to talk about guns or girls. Despite covering the most used and abused of subject matters, they manage to keep it fresh and sounding doper than the theme. Largely due to their subtle wit, the duo spit arguably the best coke raps outside of Jay-Z. Their seemingly unintentional charisma is just impossible not to like.
Despite all of this, label issues and a bad relationship with Jive have kept Hell Hath No Fury on the shelves for years now, but fuck all that, here we are. Finally. After one listen, all you can really say is, Ďat least it was worth the wait.í The apparent lead single Mr. Me Too, was just dirty as hell, only to be outclassed by subsequent leaked tracks Wamp Wamp ft. Slim Thug and the stupid banger Ainít Cha ft. The Re-Up Gang. Just like they seemed to with their debut, The Neptunes have forgotten yet again that they are supposed to be the popíest of the hip-hop super producers and have just brought some foul shit for these d-boys yet again.
But compared to the rest of the album, Wamp Wamp and Ainít Cha are all sunshine and rainbows. More so than their debut, The ĎTunes have gotten experimental and gone a little left field with their beats. Hell Hath No Fury has an early 90ís feel with hard, dissonant anti-melodies that wonít come close to a club. Shit ainít sweet, and itís beautiful. Ride Around Shininí and Trill just beat you down and the not-so-subtly titled Keys Open Doors is just straight up gothic. And of course the Thorton brothers are sticking to their game (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/reviews/id.725/title.hell-hath-no-fury-clipse) plan and do their fair share of detailing the finer points of the cocaine trade with their superb lyricism. You just canít fuck with songs like Chinese New Year. Check the change in approach this time around though, theyíre bringing you the game from all different angles, just check the differences between Mama Iím So Sorry, the ridiculous Pharrell featured Hello New World and Nightmares.
Itís hard to complain about the years of waiting for Hell Hath after youíve heard the results (and they even left some incredible tracks on the cutting room floor). Just donít expect a nice, happy album that your girl is gonna like. Itís raw beats, raw rhymes and even rawer subject matter. More importantly, it is amongst the finest albums that has hit the shelves in 2006. Uggghk.

11-29-2006, 11:59 AM
Cant wait to hear this! "the best coke raps outside of Jay-Z"- this dudes never heard RaekwonŅ?

11-29-2006, 12:18 PM
Album is real real nice. Gonna be considered classic one day. The first track is fuckin' ridiculous.

11-29-2006, 12:50 PM
yea thats what im saying, rae and ghost are the best at that

11-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Haven't completly heard the album yet, but the beats are hot.
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11-29-2006, 03:37 PM
ya rae is definatly better than jay at the coke rhymes.

but dudes i been sayin this, the clipse beeeeen coming with that hard shit. this is no dissapointment. litterally best studio album for a rapper all the way through in fucking years. literally might even stretch into the late 90s its that good. just some badass shit. i hope they go platinum just to show all these other gayass rappers you can come hard and still sell.

11-29-2006, 03:58 PM
cant wait to check this shit!!
when is it dropping?

11-29-2006, 04:12 PM
its out 2day^^^

11-29-2006, 04:13 PM
its out 2day^^^

for real??
well im going to have to order that shit,cus ive never seen a clipse album in my life.