Video: Clipse Break Down Neptunes Beat Selection Process

12.17.09 8 years ago 12 Comments

Malice & Pusha sat down with XXL to discuss the advantageous situation of having first dibs on beatwork by Grade-A producers The Neptunes. It’s no different than having Michael Jordan for a dad or a chef for a spouse. Some of life’s little luxuries are yours for the taking and may even have you taking them for granted.

Note how Pusha T revels in how they are able to rummage through the Jay-Z or Ludacris files without reprimand. What about a Clipse file? Case in point: Til The Casket Drops.

MZ & I were discussing how you’ll probably never hear VA’s finest spit a “wack” verse, but as far a type of cohesive–and consistent sound, it’s yet to be established. Think about it. Mobb Deep thrived in the dark element, Outkast won millions over with their psychedelic funk, and fans will never criticize the Wu-Tang Clan for keeping basement break-beats alive. You can catch the Clipse remorsefully riding around with a body in the trunk on a dark record as they head to the dance floor for some Pharrell soda pop on the next one.

Good music? Most certainly. But still a little road ahead til the classic drops.



Jay Electronica – Exhibit C

B.G. Feat. Soulja Slim, Plies, C-Murder, Lil Boosie & Young Buck – Owe Me Some Money (Extended) (DIRTY/NO DJ/CDQ) |

Yo Gotti Feat. All Star, Zed Zilla, J.Futuristic & Yung L.A. – I’ll Ride, I’ll Die

DJ Babu – Lil Juanito

Diamond District – I Mean Business (Remix) (Prod. by yU)

Slum Village Feat.Young RJ – Nitro

Lil Wayne Feat. Eminem – Drop The World

Gavin – Stuck In My Head

Young Jeezy – Money To Blow (Remix)

Sean P (Youngbloodz) Feat. Crucifix – Down 2 Die


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