A Analysis On Hip Hop Essay

1237 Words Sep 14th, 2014 5 Pages
Clipping makes the party music for the "club you wish you hadn 't gone to, the car you don’t remember getting in, and the streets you don’t feel safe on." Clipping first bled into the modern rap scene with a twisted combo of radical lyrics and minimalistic production. The trio maintains a fearless approach to hip hop, taking a classic West Coast sound, flipping it, and then distorting it into a warped vision of "twenty different rappers looking into one broken mirror". They stunned audiences with a set at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn a week ago, and have since been confounding critics with their latest EP CLPPING. FDRMX spoke with the trio Daveed Diggs (MC), Jonathon Snipes, and William Hutson to figure out where the music comes from, and stumbled across some insightful commentary on rap music, production ingenuity, cricket farming, and violent music videos.

Pulling put our trusted copy of…Wikipedia, we found the technical definition of the verb ‘clipping’ is “a form of waveform distortion that occurs when an amplifier is overdriven, and attempts to deliver an output voltage/current beyond its maximum capability.” It’s possible this plays into the band’s name. William says “I believe that’s how we came up with it,” while Jonathon claims the band’s name actually stems from their “shared interest in clipping coupons.” As far as musical influences go, the group may as well create their own Wikipedia article. As producers, Jonathon and William cite some of the “really…

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