I wanted to go to all the towns that were nothing more than a name to me to see what they were really like. I wanted to see how communities and landscapes varied around the state. I essentially just wanted to have a better understanding of the area I grew up in.
This summer, music writers everywhere tried their hand at deciphering what the hell LA-based crew clipping. (MC Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson) were doing on their album CLPPNG. Was it experimental noise rap? A scathing commentary on modern hip-hop? A Death Grips knock-off? They should have just asked.
After an eight year slumber, it’s a time for a call to arms. Brendan Kelly tells all.