It’s not that we didn’t love Clams Casino’s hazy, “based” production prior to the release of his free self-titled mixtape last month. He just hadn’t received the kind of all-out exposure he has now before dropping that absolute gem of a project. And I don’t think I was alone in assuming that it was only a matter of time before a label scooped him up for a proper release. Clams Casino announced today that he’s putting out a five-track EP called Rainforest this June. But unlike his mixtape, the EP will only feature instrumentals we haven’t heard someone like Lil B or Soulja Boy rapping over before.
You can stream the EP’s first single, “Gorilla,” at Pitchfork. Rainforest drops June 27 on Tri Angle.