Columbia Records is proud to announce the release of Til The Casket Drops, the new full-length studio album from hip-hop duo Clipse, in stores on Tuesday, October 20.
One of the year’s most hotly anticipated hip-hop music releases, Til The Casket Drops is the third label release for Clipse and their first with Columbia Records. The duo debuted with 2002’s Lord Willin’, which reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and #4 on the Billboard Top 200. Lord Willin’ spawned the hit singles, “Grindin'” and “When Was The Last Time,” which peaked at #34 and #19 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their critically acclaimed sophomore effort, Hell Hath No Fury, was 2006’s Top 10 album in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, SPIN Magazine & The New York Times. The duo’s high profile collaborations included Birdman’s “What Happened to that Boy” and Justin Timberlake’s chart topper “Like I Love You” in 2002.
Til The Casket Drops re-unites Clipse with The Neptunes, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who signed the duo in early 2001 and produced several tracks on the upcoming release. Pharrell, is also featured on the official first single from the album titled “I’m Good.” “Kinda Like A Big Deal,” the scorching buzz record featuring Kanye West, was produced by DJ Khalil.
Clipse is a critically acclaimed Virginia-based hip-hop duo formed by brothers Pusha T and Malice in 1993. Pharrell Williams signed the duo to Arista Records through Star Trak Entertainment imprint in early 2001. In 2008, Clipse launched their apparel line, PlayCloths, and will tour with The Cool Kids during the summer of 2009.