“ Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap - East Coast / Artist: Clipse / Explicit Lyrics / Audio CD released 2007-01-22 at RCA „
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"Hell Hath No Fury" was released in 2006 as the second album to actually be published by the Virginia Hip Hop duo, The Clipse (as their first one was shelved). As with their official debut, the whole thing was produced by The Neptunes (Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams), and has the brothers Malice and Pusha T work alongside other key members of the Star Trak Records roster.
1. "We Got It For Cheap" (Intro)
2. "Momma I'm So Sorry"
This one isn't really what it initially seems to be, although elements of an apology are seen at various points through this tune. You have the pair do one in which they admit to selling drugs on the streets, but will not give it up, they just want to let their mother know what they get up to, and that they wish to say sorry for these actions, and the fact that they have been so ignorant about what the got themselves into.
3. "Mr. Me Too"
This was the killer single from the album, and I don't know how anyone couldn't like this (after a couple, of listens), you have to compare it to the Ludacris track "Shake Your Money maker" for the types of things you hear within it, but in this they take things to the max as The Neptunes drop the heaviest bass on this to drive it and make the most incredible and original sounds you will have ever heard. Here they speak on people who always claim to have whatever you have and basically tell them to shut up and get their own life.
4. "Wamp Wamp"
The then-new signee to Star Trak, Slim Thug joins them on what was a single (although I can't ever recall hearing it around the time this came out), and it has them team up with him so that he can drop the hook, and they can work their way around it to for a club track which makes the most of the beats, which are very loosely based upon House techniques and compositions. I don't think it stood out enough to be a single, but it is a good one.
5. "Ride Around Shining"
For me, this one was all about the production, and if it wasn't for this then it would really stand out as much as it clearly does here as you find them just straight killing it with the way that you have The Neptunes brining in more of their past, the sort of 1998-1999 breakthrough years to their beats, and fusing it with their newer, more bass driven work to make the synth sound even more amazing (with the heavy contrast being established).
6. "Dirty Money"
On this one you find them coming out with some of the best lines they are capable of, and this is all done to some of the most progressive production you will have heard as you find that The Neptunes are doing even more with the experimental beats in order to come up with something you will never have heard before, but will be able to easily adapt to and enjoy. The flows match the beats perfectly, and this chemistry makes for a big one.
7. "Hello New World"
He beats of this one match the type of beats which the Neptunes were giving to the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Snoop Dogg, ay-Z and others at this time, and the fact that this lead to some of the biggest singles for the respective year means that the high-quality of the production here is something you simply are unable to ignore. With this, Pharrell chooses to half-rap on this one to lead Pusha in before Malice has a go at doing more fly rhymes.
8. "Keys Open Doors"
I felt that their was a definite influence of the Houston sound on this one as the way that the hook for it is composed is taken directly from the type of stuff which was found throughout the music in H-Town around this time, and because of this it makes for a nice one. I thought that as well as the chop, the screw would have taken it to a better quality, but as it is, it is decent, and shows that they know what the immerging trends are, and are able to put their own twists on it every time.
9. "Ain't Cha"
For this one you find them working on top of some frantic beats from Pharrell and Hugo as they choose to go for the Electronica-based club tunes on this one to drive it, and it makes for a very enjoyable tune for you to base things around. Although this one sounds very typical, and not really saying much, the fact that the production is so futuristic means that you are made to take notice of it.
I felt as though I was a shame that this track didn't really live up to its expectations as they use the word "trill" (a portmanteaux of 'true' and 'real') as the title for it, but as I see it, only people from the Texas sort of area should use the term because it just doesn't sound right without it. The hectic beats which are going off put me off quite a bit too, but it didn't really make it a bad one, just not as good as it could have been.
11. "Chinese New Year"
To kick off this one you here the sounds of fireworks, to give you and understanding of what they really mean about this one as you find them doing a track which has them talk about exactly what they are prepared to do when any beef comes their way as they will go to that person's house and make a scene as big as such an event. It is a banger, and a good use of imagery to create the scene.
Personally, I felt as though this track, which ended the album off was one which required much more effort to get into as it has them really take a secondary role in things as Bilal leads on the vocals, an d it isn't until late when the MCs actually get a chance to get in on it and explain what is meant by the whole thing as they mood changes and they seem to be overcome with paranoia.
This is a banger of an album, and apart from a couple of sections where things seemed to fall apart, there is so much for people to enjoy on this that I can't see why you wouldn't want it. The production on it is great from start to end, as will any Neptunes release (aside from a few N*E*R*D projects, and matched with fresh-sounding rhymes it is just a killer album from them, and gives lots of potential for future bangers. It is an alternative album, so people other than Hip Hop fans are welcome to enjoy it too.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 We Got It For Cheap - Clipse & Spanish Lee
2 Momma I'm So Sorry - Clipse
3 Mr Me Too - Clipse & Pharrell Williams
4 Wamp Wamp (What It Do) - Clipse & Slim Thug
5 Ride Around Shining - Clipse & AB Liva
6 Dirty Money - Clipse
7 Hello New World - Clipse
8 Keys Open Doors - Clipse
9 Ain't Cha - Clipse & Re-Up Gang
10 Trill - Clipse
11 Chinese New Year - Clipse & Roscoe P. Coldchain
12 Nightmares - Clipse & Bilal/Pharrell Williams