“One of the most important producers of the decade” The FADER
“Clams Casino has redefined what hip-hop should sound like.” i-D
“Rap’s most sought-after beat makers“ The Guardian
“Clams Casino is an essential part of the 2010s rap canon” Pitchfork
New Jersey electronic hip hop pioneer Clams Casino officially releases ‘I’m God‘ with Imogen Heap onto Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms for the first time ever. Stream ‘I’m God‘ HERE.
Originally recorded over by legendary Bay Area oddball Lil B in 2009, ‘I’m God‘ included an unauthorized sample of the Imogen Heap classic ‘Just For Now‘. In 2011 Clams released the track as an instrumental download and from there took on a life of its own, inspiring a decade of viral fan videos, internet folklore, and heartfelt conversations about loss and recovery. With over 75 million plays on fan videos across YouTube and streams on Soundcloud, the demand for the track on DSPs reached a fever pitch.
Now, with Imogen’s blessing and the rights untangled, the iconic track is, at last, available widely. ‘I’m God‘ is released as part of Instrumental Relics, a collection of Clams Casino‘s favorite instrumental tracks from his celebrated mixtape series, many of which will be available on DSPs for the first time. Instrumental Relics follows last year’s Moon Trip Radio, Clams’ second album following his 2016 debut, 32 Levels. Since 2009, Clams has gone on to collaborate with A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, Vince Staples, Lil Peep, Joji, Kelela, FKA Twigs, and more.
The legacy of ‘I’m God‘ goes beyond an unsuspecting hit. The song is forever engrained in the history of modern music’s digitalization, for its ability to adapt to the changing ways rap fans consumed it. From a simple instrumental download to going viral on YouTube’s underground. Their demand for an official release and its arrival on digital streaming platforms now is not only a testament to the growth of DSPs but Clams‘ cult status. ‘I’m God’ transformed Michael Volpe from purveyor to trailblazer in the cloud rap sphere. Now hailed by Pitchfork as “an essential part of the 2010s rap canon“, Clams Casino remains an innovator of modern hip hop.
‘I’m God (with Imogen Heap)‘ by Clams Casino is out now, buy/stream it here.