Clams Casino
Instrumental Mixtape 2


3.0
good

Review

by oltnabrick USER (19 Reviews)
July 14th, 2012 | 32 replies | 5,302 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist


15 of 19 thought this review was well written

In 2011 Clams Casino delighted us with both a mixtape and an EP. These releases showed that he was the main reason behind the success of rappers like ASAP Rocky. Fast forward to 2012 and you see that Clams Casino has produced for even more artists such as, The Weeknd and Mac Miller, and remixed tracks for Lana Del Rey and XV. Over the past year Clams has become the go-to guy if you want laid back and atmospheric beats and this mixtape shows exactly that.

While this mixtape only sports one unreleased track, “Human”, all the tracks feel new due to the lack of a sub-par rapper, all but ASAP and The Weeknd, to hold the tracks down and stop them from reaching their true potential. A great example of this would be “One Last Thing” by Mac Miller. Without Mac Miller on this track you hear a more serene and peaceful sound that was previously lost underneath Mac’s nasally sounding voice. Another thing to note about this mixtape, or any of his mixtapes really, is the fact that the tracks hold their own even without the original performer which sets Clams apart from most other hip-hop producers.

The mixtape showcases the best Clams Casino has to offer. With tracks like “The Fall”, “Human”, and “Swervin” you hear the more relaxed, dream like Clams from his EP, “Rainforest”, while with tracks like “Bass”, “Angels” and “Palace” you get his more bass driven signature hip-hop style. Clams also experiments a bit on this mixtape with the remixes, “Amor Fati”, “Swervin” and “Born To Die”. On these mixtapes he proves he is good at not just producing his own tracks but also remixing others and making them his own. But the real gem on this mixtape lies in the track “I’m God”, a track produced for Lil B, that basically takes all the best parts of his more lush and dreamy tracks and mixes them with an incredibly catchy, up-tempo beat...this seriously one of the catchiest beats I’ve ever heard. The best part is that unlike a lot of catchy beats it never seems to get old and is good time after time. This is where you start to realize the huge amount of potential that this guy possesses and why he is such a crucial part of today’s hip-hop scene.



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oltnabrick
July 14th 2012



29282 Comments


Wasn't sure how to close the review

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balcaen
July 14th 2012



3183 Comments


4.5? whoa who a dude
maybe it's because I've heard a bunch of this before so I wasn't as blown away as I could of. Not a bad track on here though. Good review.

oltnabrick
July 14th 2012



29282 Comments


I have a thing for Clams' music.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2012



6956 Comments


this is truly great

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InFiction
July 14th 2012



3583 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Need to get this. I love his first mixtape and Rainforest so I'm sure I'll love this.

jayfatha
July 14th 2012



2882 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The A$AP beats are the best
Palace is so omg

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2012



23612 Comments


this guy is so fucking good at making noises. I don't even really like A$AP's rapping but I love his LP cause of Clams.

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ronburgandy
July 14th 2012



243 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it makes me angry that mac miller was rapping over music this good

oltnabrick
July 15th 2012



29282 Comments


I know. But I guess Clams got dat $$$.

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2012



2675 Comments


http://www.earmilk.com/2012/06/19/clams-casino-instrumental-mixtape-2-b-side/

Days of Future Passed
July 16th 2012



458 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The only reason I listen to "Bass" is because of the music.

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oltnabrick
July 16th 2012



29282 Comments


LiveLoveA$AP was a good mixtape though.

Days of Future Passed
July 17th 2012



458 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I dunno, the production was great, but I don't dig his lyrics.

oltnabrick
July 17th 2012



29282 Comments


They aren't the best lyrics but they are far from bad. They are also pretty catchy.

oltnabrick
July 19th 2012



29282 Comments


I should've reviewed this when it came out a month ago...

Days of Future Passed
July 21st 2012



458 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I can't argue that there are worse lyrics out there.

moderndaydrool
July 26th 2012



321 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not big on a ton of the stuff on here but the handful of tracks I do dig, I dig a lot.

And yes i'm aware I gave this and a shitton of other stuff the same score theneedlederp did.

DWI

oltnabrick
July 26th 2012



29282 Comments


What?

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
August 25th 2012



9464 Comments


Only heard gold from this guy.

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oltnabrick
August 26th 2012



29282 Comments


Is that a new song?



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