Los Angeles hip hop trio clipping.—aka Daveed Diggs, William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes—have shared a video for their new song, “Blood of the Fang.”
The clip for the hypnotic song, which samples Sam Waymon’s score for the 1973 horror film Ganja & Hess, opens with a bloodstained Diggs handcuffed to a gurney. Later in the visual, the trio portray doctors who perform open-heart surgery on an AK-47 assault rifle. “Look back, blood on the ground / Look straight, they still shootin’ / Jump back, still here / Now what that tell you ’bout death,” Diggs raps on the chorus.
The Lars Jan-directed visual drew inspiration from a 1967 photo of the late Black Panther leader Huey P Newton, who’s referenced on the track, clipping. said in a press statement via Stereogum. The image shows Newton cuffed to a gurney after being shot by the police.
“Blood of the Fang” is the latest release from clipping.’s forthcoming album, There Existed an Addiction to Blood, following “Nothing is Safe” and “La Mala Ordina,” featuring Benny the Butcher. The record is due out October 18 via Sub Pop.
Watch the video for “Blood of the Fang” here: