"Work Work," the lead single from Los Angeles trio clipping.'s Sub Pop debut album, CLPPNG, dials down the harshness of their previous works—last year's mid city was an often jarring collage of harsh noise and rappin'-ass raps—but it's still a pretty damn weird song. It's like they've turned their sound inside out here, letting unsettling little details like the sound of rattling glass do the work instead of overpowering walls of noise; DJ Mustard's efficiency may have rubbed off on them, which could explain the guest spot from fellow LA rapper Cocc Pistol Cree (she had a scene-stealing appearance on his Ketchup mixtape last year). The video for "Work Work" is equally subtle but unnerving, as Daveed Diggs raps with his teeth gripping the curb. CLPPNG is out June 10; pre-order it here.
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