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Clipse “Kinda like a Big Deal” at University of Houston [With XXcLusive Pictures]

The fact that Virginia-bred duo the Clipse has a fanatical, cult-like following couldn’t have been more apparent than at the University of Houston’s Frontier Fiesta last Friday (March 26).

“We have a good fan base that follows us wherever we go,” Pusha T said. “It’s always a select bunch of Clipsters that come out to our shows.”

Clipse started their set with the chord organ-laced “Momma, I’m So Sorry,” before segueing into “What Happened to That Boy,” sans Birdman. Re-Up Gang member Ab-Liva then rotated into the cipher to bless “Cot Damn” with his 16 before fading back into the woodwork.

Malice and Pusha kept it moving with selections from their We Got It 4 Cheap mixtape series, riding the hard-hitting collection of jacked beats with their trademark vivid and witty rhymes.

The brothers Thornton then dug deep into their back catalog of hits, including the unhinged, percussion-driven “Grindin’” and “Mr. Me Too.” The crowd of students recited every word like it was hip-hop karaoke night.

Not surprisingly, the self-proclaimed pioneers of coke-rap closed the show with “Kinda Like a Big Deal,” “I’m Good” and “Popular Demand (Popeyes)” from their latest LP, ‘Til The Casket Drops. —Maurice Bobb with photos courtesy of Nicole A. Thomas

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