Clipse
Hell Hath No Fury


4.0
excellent

Review

by Joe Schmoh USER (73 Reviews)
November 22nd, 2009 | 147 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I was just assuming you'd keep the coke movin'/But I got one question, fuck y'all been doing?

Before Clipse, or more particularly their Hell Hath No Fury days, Pharrell Williams, despite his generally increased popularity in comparison to his Neptunes compadre Chad Hugo, couldn’t really be considered a production mastermind on his own. Chad Hugo was a much more musically ambitious partner, involving himself with the wondrous production spacey sounds of Kenna’s debut, and it seemed as if Chad had all the ideas and Pharrell was the monkey partner who got all the credit. However, on Hell Hath No Fury, Pharrell, although singularly stuck in pop and rap, proves that his ideas are just as working and functioning as his partner and he can stand up to Chad Hugo’s considerable ability. Although the production credited as The Neptunes, Hell Hath No Fury is entirely Pharrell creation, as soon after around 2005, Chad Hugo had been placing more focus into Kenna, and it only shows more of why Pharrell is a great producer. “Momma I’m So Sorry” mixes the similar punchy drum feeling with an off kilter timing and an accordion, something rare in rap, but used to create a unique, interesting beat for Pusha T and Malice to spit their street knowledge over. Other highlights include the dissonant haunted house organs of “Ride around Shining”, the swirling synthesizer composition of “Hell No World”, and the melancholy ballad “Nightmares” that perfectly shows and closes off the album with a kick.

Clipse themselves are up to the challenging side show of freak beats with snowy metaphors and slang talk that mixes the East Coast and the South in equal proportions for lyrical rap excellence. “We Got It For Cheap (Intro)” particularly pushes this form of lyricism, with flowing occasionally taking on some verbal triplets like that of Big L and at times mean exactly what they’re saying like southern rappers, but some of the best lyrics on the song are metaphoric like most influential east coasters (“Niggaz don't get the picture, it's written in scripture/Even at your mama's she'll tell you that blood's thicker”). Favorite Clipse lines are written on such tracks as “Momma I’m So Sorry” (“With Basic Rhyme Pattern, How The *** You Tryin' To Chatter/Basic Ass Rappers Got 'em Runnin' For Their Life/I Philosophize About Glocks And Keys/Niggas Call Me Young Black Socrates, West-Indies”) and the AB-Liva- featured “Ride Around Shining” (AB-Liva: “Is it the bling, the king, conquistador/That my jeweler made the face blush on the Frank Mueller/The R shape peculiar, it's awesome, layin' over dark skin/Lookin' like arson when I park in the left, it's constant” Pusha T: Dior whore, Christian Lacroix/Keep guns stashed under the floor board/Enough to start world war/Paradise in reaches, home next to beaches/Hair pressed, blowin' in the wind, *** 'bout long as Jesus/I still leave speech for Gospel, so match this”, it seems that Clipse have put their most in to their sophomore effort.

Like any album though, Hell Hath No Fury has filler, and that seems to get in the way of how successful it is, but its only a small part of the record that doesn’t really affect the record as much as most filler. “Dirty Money” is good, the guitar line certainly works, and Clipse certainly raps well, but the topic of the ladies just sounds like they’d much rather rap about Coke, though the Cinderella metaphor almost saves it. “Trilla” and “Ain’t Cha” are legitimately worse than the rest of the album though, with “Trilla” taking more of a syrupy Southern influence, almost in a parodying way, while “Ain’t Cha” contains the most annoying hook of all time, and Clipse’s Re-Up Gang weed carriers sound immature compared to how they would sound on the future mixtapes. Even with filler pieces, Hell Hath No Fury is a clever, pop-cultured rap record that sounds both menacing and intellectual, and does it without sacrificing “street cred” or sonic pleasantness.



Recent reviews by this author
Rick Ross Teflon DonKrallice Dimensional Bleedthrough
Method Man and Redman Blackout!Pharrell In My Mind
Freddie Gibbs The Miseducation Of Freddie GibbsE-40 Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift
user ratings (294)
Chart.
4.1
excellent
other reviews of this album
Mark A. (4.5)
"The news called it crack, I called it diet coke."...

Ben Thornburgh CONTRIBUTOR (5)
Terror thinly disguised as bravado, music that pushes the limits of production, Hell Hath No Fury is...

Sabian4015 (4)
Clipse’s new album comes with some, well...interesting back beats. The Rappers Malice and Pusha T ...

related reviews

Til the Casket Drops

Lord Willin'
recommended by reviewer
Clipse Lord Willin'

Comments:Add a Comment 
hydeyomoney
November 22nd 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thought the other review was retarded and wrote another to give this the review it deserves.

Tits McGee
November 22nd 2009


1876 Comments


solid album, about a 4-4.5. and yeah, props for giving this a better review

cirq
November 22nd 2009


9264 Comments


MtB!

hydeyomoney
November 22nd 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Danke.

describing "Ride Around Shining"'s beat as a bunch of random sounds seriously made me want to vomit.

klap
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2009


10455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

classic

keys open doors is my JAM

Digging: Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE

cirq
November 22nd 2009


9264 Comments


Haha good review, I pos'd

cirq
November 22nd 2009


9264 Comments


Haha good review, I pos'd

iarescientists
November 22nd 2009


5863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

dirty money and trill are not fillers

hydeyomoney
November 22nd 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dirty Money isn't nearly as memorable as the rest of the album other than that kinda neat guitar line Pharrell uses in the song. It's good, but Trill is kinda lame.

iarescientists
November 22nd 2009


5863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wtf dirty money is one of the most memorable songs ever



hydeyomoney
November 22nd 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's a good song but dude have you heard the REST of the album?

Everything from the intro to "Ride Around Shining" and "Nightmares" absolutely SLAY "Dirty Money".

iarescientists
November 22nd 2009


5863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ey ma i got a pocket full of stinkys let's go spend these right quick

what's that

all my fly bitches like (dirty money dirty money)

etc.
etc.
etc.

klap
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2009


10455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i don't mind spendin' it, all it is is paper

hydeyomoney
November 22nd 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

whatevas man.

Momma I'm So Sorry
I'm so OBNOXIOUS
got two hot rocks in my pocket.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2009


28581 Comments


OMG THIS IS OUT GOTTA GO LISTENNNN

...nope. ill give it a shot in the next weak* or so.







*clipse is wackkkkkkk

Digging: Chris Brown - X

hydeyomoney
November 22nd 2009


934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

theacademy that is so disappointing.

cirq
November 22nd 2009


9264 Comments


Wack?? Fuck no

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2009


28581 Comments


have this argument w/ my mates all the time lol but i didnt default rate it...that's something...

plane
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2009


6094 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This album needed this review so going job. "Dirty Money," "Trill" (which you call "Trilla" for some reason) and "Ain't Cha" are all ace though so fuck you.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2009


15042 Comments


zzz



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy