Episode 65: Clipping

“Work Work”

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Clipping is a trio made up of producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, and rapper Daveed Diggs. You might be familiar with Daveed’s voice from his roles as Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. But in Clipping, the whole band takes on different roles, playing with different tropes and genres within hip-hop, but setting up these strict overarching rules for how they make their music. In this episode, the three of them break down how they made their song “Work Work,” featuring guest vocals from rapper Cocc Pistol Cree.

“Work Work” is available on iTunes.

Watch the music video for the song:

footnotes
Cocc Pistol Cree ft. DJ Mustard – Lady Killa
Jay Z – 99 Problems
Digital Underground – Freaks of the Industry

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This episode is sponsored by Slack and MeUndies.

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