It's been four years since siblings Pusha-T and Malice' collectively known as Clipse' dropped "Lord Willin'," a mind-blowing collaboration with the then-lesser-known production team The Neptunes. A endless series of legal disputes have kept the duo's sophomore release, "Hell Hath No Fury," from seeing the light of day, but at last, these irreverent, futuristic hip-hop artists from Virginia have delivered a menacing, brash set of songs that shame most other major rap records released this year. You could list the myriad musical flavors bubbling within this scorching stew, but we'd be here until Valentine's Day. Suffice to say that few, if any, sounds are off limits to these fellas. It makes for a dizzying, blunt ride; it's almost as though being pent up for so long has made these often-furious verses feel even more potent. Compact at 12 tracks, "Hell Hath No Fury" showcases The Neptunes' exceptional beats and highlights Pusha-T and Malice's razor-sharp rhymes. Get close enough to your speakers and you'll feel the flames of this blistering "Hell."
- Preston Jones