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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Clipse - Lord Willin'

Seriously, you want to hear about one of the best rap acts out there that you're not listening to? Try Clipse on for size. Lord Willin' was their first studio release and it's not my favorite, but still brings the house down. The group consists of Malice and Pusha T and all their stuff is produced the The Neptunes. If you aren't familiar with the Neptunes, then you're either not paying attention or simply not a big hip/hop fan. Basically, every song is produced by Neptunes/Pharrell, Timbaland or Dr. Dre. And if you don't use them, you're song isn't going to be huge. Kanye does some, and Swizz Beatz to some...but they don't have the huge following of the previous acts mentioned. One thing is for sure, the VA based Clipse knows how to flow and they know all about the drug game. People argue raps about drugs, money, girls are tired and boring...but if you can the story - tell it well. Clipse does exactly that. Not only are you hearing the story in Grindin', but you're also hearing one of the sickest beats that I had heard in a really long time. When this dropped in 2002, it was kind of a slow time for rap. The game was about to explode again with the poppish Get Rich or Die Tryin and Em's Eminem Show. Clipse really kept it real on this one and their subsequent release Hell Hath No Fury. (which by the way, is my favorite Clipse record and I'll certainly review it soon). Anyway, check these fellas out. If you're a rap mogul, this is certainly for you. 2 thumbs way up!

1. Intro
2. Young Boy
3. Virginia
4. Grindin'
5. Cot' Damn
6. Ma I Don't Love Her
7. Famlay Freestyle
8. When The Last Time
9. Ego
10. Comedy Central
11. Gangsta Lean
12. I'm Not You
13. Let's Talk About It
14. Grindin' (Remix)
15. Grindin' (Selector Remix)

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. When The Last Time
2. Grindin'
3. Intro

3.75 out of 5 stars

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