Vince Staples, the Long Beach, California emcee that's gearing up to be one of new school Hip-Hop's hottest artists just dropped the visual for his gritty single "Norf Norf" from his newly released album "Summertime '06". Produced by Clams Casino, "Norf Norf" has Vince reminiscing about his adolescent years, and his early days of gang banging in this dark track. Staples has worked with many well known rappers, such as Mac Miller, Common, Schoolboy Q, and Earl Sweatshirt. In fact, Mac also produced every track on Vince's collaborative mixtape "Stolen Youth" under the alias of Larry Fisherman. Staples also received the honor of being a member of XXL's 2015 freshman class, among Fetty Wap, Goldlink, and Raury. As far as the video goes, the visuals have Vince in various situations with the police, including being in the back of a police cruiser, getting interrogated, and getting his mugshot taken. The entire video is placed in black and white which helps to reflect the imagery that Vince aims to demonstrate with his lyrical content. Vince does a great job telling his story while laying the bars down, additionally, his hook consisting of the lyrics " I ain't never ran from nothing but the police" is simple, but oh so powerful. The production, courtesy of Clams Casino holds some dark undertones that fit Vince's lyrical content like a glove. Vince just released his debut album "Summertime '06" and has been enjoying positive reception ever since. Acting as a follow up to his 2014 EP "Hell Can Wait", the album features artists such as Jhené Aiko, Joey Fatts, Kilo Kish, and A$ton Matthews, among others. Familiarize yourself with Vince, and let us know what you think in the comments section.
It's been a minute since we got something new from Toronto's Nukky Grissom, If At First You Don’t Succeed, Skydiving Is Not For You was the last project we got back in 2012. Nukky Grissom is prepping to drop a new EP though, releasing a brand new promo track over a Clams Casino beat, "I'm God". "Our Time" is an uplifting tune, letting people know that it's not his time to leave this music any time soon. We canexpect Nukky Grissom's EP to drop this summer, I'm definitely excited to see what else drops leading up to it. Check out Nukky Grissom's visuals for "Our Time" filmed in Toronto by TristanCM
Clams Casino has released the third instalment in his Instrumentals mixtape series. The New Jersey beatmaker has been rather reserved compared to previous years but that doesn't mean he hasn't made an impact. This year, he's been able to contribute to the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack, collaborate with Vic Mensa for a Hewlett Packard commercial, and now, he's released his latest project, Instrumentals 3. Clams' 13-track offering includes instrumentals from his production for A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, and more. It also comes complete with three unreleased tracks as well. Stream/download below. Download: Clams Casino - "Instrumentals 3"
Although this is technically an advertisement for HP computers, it also features hip hop producer Clams Casino and Chicago, Illinois artist, Vic Mensa. Given a period of only two days, Clams and Vic created this song and music video live on YouTube. The entire experience included the making of the track, the creation of the video, and the production as well. The final product was titled, “Egyptian Cotton." Check out the creative visuals below and let us know what you think of the commerical in the comments section. via PigeonsAndPlanes
It's fair to say it was a GREAT year for producers like Young Chop and Mike Will Made It. According to Wikipedia each producer an average of one song released to their production credits in 2011. This past year was a everything changed especially for Mike Will Made It seems, seems like every song you heard in the club was that same drop "Mike Will Made It" (kind of sounds like "Mike Will Man"). Without further ado here are our favourite producers of 2012. We Present: THE COME UP SHOW'S FAVOURITE PRODUCERS OF 2012