Los Angeles hip hop trio clipping.—aka Daveed Diggs, William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes— have teamed up with Benny the Butcher and Elcamino on “La Mala Ordina.”
The new track borrows its title (which translates to “the mob orders”) from Fernando Di Leo’s 1972 film of the same name. Diggs opens the song with a verse that puns on film tropes to snark about the hip hop game: “Anybody out there ain’t on drugs yet, they should probably start / This too real, talking bout your life’s a movie when the party start / But you ain’t pick a genre, l’il bitch. that wasn’t hardly smart / The script was shit, your third act really drags, the structure falls apart.”
Elcamino jumps in midway through the song, delivering a hard-hitting verse over the menacing beat. “40 on my lap, that’s the heat package / I’m from a hood where we beat rappers / We way too grimy, we don’t see rappers / They supposed to be street, but really be actors.” Benny then lays down his bars, before the track goes into a static frenzy around the three-minute mark.
“La Mala Ordina” is clipping.’s follow-up to last month’s “Nothing is Safe.” Both tracks will appear on the group’s upcoming album, There Existed an Addiction to Blood, due out October 18.
Listen to “La Mala Ordina” here: