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Clams Casino: Instrumental Mixtape 2
Buy! - (self-released)
The hazy, atmospheric productions of New Jersey hip hop producer Clams Casino have become hugely influential over the past couple years, helping to spawn the cloud rap movement. His second mixtape of instrumentals features some of his most popular work for rappers and singers both underground and major for the past year or so, and even without the vocals, his productions carry plenty of emotional weight, combining fuzzy synths, spacey ambient noise, ghostly echoed vocal snippets, often-narcotic hip hop beats and overcast melodies into poignant, deeply melancholy mood pieces. 6/8/2012 - Don Yates