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14 Songs You Didn’t Know Clams Casino Produced

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You probably know Clams Casino for his seminal work with Lil B (“I’m God,” “B.O.R.”) and A$AP Rocky (“Demons,” “Palace”). The New Jersey producer had a thing for Imogen Heap samples, and his early work soon opened him up to producing for other acts like Main Attrakionz and Mac Miller, as well as pop acts like Foster The People and Mikky Ekko.

His work on Vince Staples’ new album Summertime ’06 might be some of his most dynamic yet; even Alchemist gave him props on the drum programming. So to celebrate Clams’ continued progression, we took a dip into some songs you might not know he produced.

Havoc – “Always Have A Choice” (2009)

In 2009, Clams Casino landed one of his first placements on Havoc’s H Is Back album. Three years later, Lil B spit over the same beat for “Back Home” from Green Flame. 

Mac Miller – “Cold Feet” (2011)

The first time Mac Miller and Clams Casino worked together, it was for this hyphy-inspired cut from Mac’s I Love Life, Thank You mixtape. Clams would go on to do production for future Mac projects like Blue Slide Park, Macadelic, and Watching Movies with the Sound Off. 

Squadda B – “Never Understand” (2012)

Clams just randomly tweeted this lost gem one day in 2012. A lot of the music Main Attrakionz makes is highly emotional, and here Squadda vents over the driving beat.

Sha Stimuli – “Coldness” (2010)

Clams flipped Stevie Wonder’s “Look Around” for one of his best beats on Sha Stimuli’s Hotter Than July, dedicated to the legendary Motown man.

Mikky Ekko – “Pull Me Down” (2012)

Mikky Ekko makes sad music to drown to and Sony must have liked what Clams did for Rocky, so together they came up with this hit single. Ryan Hemsworth and The Internet also did their own dope remixes, respectively, and Clams did some more production on Mikky’s Time album from earlier this year – namely, “Pressure Pills” and “Comatose.”

DOOM – “Bookfiend” (2013)

This random drop (later added as a bonus track to DOOM’s disappointing Keys To The Kuffs) wasn’t the best match, as DOOM proved himself older than we thought he was over the droopy beat.

Big K.R.I.T. – “Moon & Stars” (Remix) [2011]

K.R.I.T.’s sound is hard to replicate, so Clams leans on bass and shifting drums to reference the Mississippi beatmaker’s style behind the boards without copying it.

Da$h – “Valium” (2012)

Clams beats can sound like you’re walking through the Matrix, and Da$h raps about so many drugs he probably feels like he’s in the Matrix, so this collaboration makes a lot of sense.

The Weekend – “The Fall” (2011)

Weeknd’s early trilogy was produced almost entirely by Illangelo, but here Clams hops on co-production for a huge look.

Big Pun – “Leatherface” (2012)

Clams spices this Pun track up with a little JuJu flavor, thus superseding the original Jugrnaut and Trauma beat.

Pepperboy – “Battlefield” (2012)

Arkansas rapper Pepperboy has always been a little mush-mouthed, and Clams’ distorted production fits nicely with the lack of clarity.

Pia Mia – “Fight For You” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) [2014]

This is crazy. Who would ever picture Chance The Rapper over Clams Casino on a major studio movie soundtrack?

Schoolboy Q – “Gravy” (2014)

“Gravy” was a bonus track on Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron that flew under the radar, but Q finds the pocket on a beat that sounds distantly influenced by Dilla.

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