Drug music was never this musical or this menacing. There’s something innately regional to it too. These are dope boy dirges constructed for the concrete blocks limning the boardwalk of Virginia Beach, universal in their appeal but full of mean-spirited couplets only fully understood by those singing lullabies to the fallen. This was always funeral music, the funkiest ever divined. Even the lord couldn’t help but ride out to it.
We break down the why, how, and remastering details for our Clipse reissue here.
Read our new Liner Notes for Lord Willin over here.
In case you’re new to Clipse--or an old fan using this excuse to remember the group’s other releases--here’s a Primer on the best releases from the Thornton brothers.
When Clipse's sophomore album, Hell Hath No Fury turned 10, we wrote about what it meant. Read and remember here.
Members of Vinyl Me, Please Rap & Hip Hop will receive a 25th anniversary edition of Snoop Doggy Dogg's Doggystyle as their record of the month this month. Learn more about it here.
Members of Vinyl Me, Please Classics will receive the Lightmen Plus One's Energy Control Center, an underground, cratedigger slice of freak out jazz and funk. You can learn more about it over here.
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