Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wiz's Album of the Week #2: Clipse - "Hell Hath No Fury"

Hello Oh. Globe readers! Wiz here again with my album of the week...number 2! Basically, each week I review a hip-hop album that I really love - either new or old - and you guys leave comments on how you feel about said album! It's a discussion, so it involves your participation as well!

For week two, we have yet another duo, this time it's Clipse. Clipse is one of my favorite rap acts of all time, and a large part of that comes from the great production they receive from The Neptunes (who are my favorite producers).

Hell Hath No Fury is the culmination of raw and precise lyrics, and heavy, dark and hard-hitting beats. Each track retains that grimy sound, but they all sound unique as well. Pusha T and Malice were at their absolute best for this album as well, with each going back and forth over each track with amazing chemistry.

As for the production...oh man, is it banging. Some of The Neptunes hardest hitting beats were given to Clipse, and with Hell Hath No Fury, they truly unleashed the drums and bass and made the most original hip-hop I've ever heard. Just to further prove my point, NONE of the tracks on the album use samples. None of them. In a sample driven hip-hop, that's a rare feat. That alone puts Hell Hath No Fury in it's own category, one in which it shines.

If you haven't heard Hell Hath No Fury before, download Spotify (if you don't have it) and listen to it here!

Read the previous Album of the Week (#1)!


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