1. A$AP Rocky - Palace [Produced by Clams Casino]

    LiveLoveA$AP (2011)

    A$AP Rocky has definitely been getting a LOAD of hype lately. Between a $3 million record deal and a Pitchfork “Best New Music” nod, it’s hard to lose sight of what exactly he brings to the table. It’s blurry eyed rap with stellar production. On the mixtape, the production is what really drives it. Clams Casino produces this particular track and kills it. I’m a huge fan of his hazy, chanting beats and this is a great example of how large his productions can sound. If you’re into the underground rap scene, then you know this might be the sign of more breakthroughs into popular rap, bearing in mind if this project is a commercial success. 

  2. Clams Casino - Motivation

    Instrumental Mixtape (2011)

    Clams Casino is a busy dude. He put out this mixtape and an EP in around a month’s time. This song is a banger - one that you bump in your car on the way to a gathering of friends. Think bass, space and the future: that’s what Clams Casino brings to the table. Look out for this guy to make a name for himself in the next couple years; it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon.