I have no idea, but this mystery has been plaguing the internet and fans of good music since 2006.
Over the last four years Clutchy Hopkins has put out five albums (two with Shawn Lee and one with Lord Kenjamin) and an EP with MF Doom acapellas over his instrumentals. He also has an upcoming album on Ubiquity records, the Story Teller, set to drop April 16th. Call me late to the party, but I just got hip to this whole “Who is Clutchy Hopkins?” thing and I must admit that I’m very intrigued. Is he some crazy looking old dude like the guy pictured on the left, or like the guy they describe in the video below? Is Clutchy Hopkins just one person? Is “he” really a bunch of people? Is he actually a well known DJ or producer like DJ Shadow, Madlib, MF Doom or Shawn Lee? I don’t know!
What I do know is that all of Clutchy’s music that I’ve heard so far is instaclassic material. It’s mellowed out, soulful, instrumental magic. I haven’t heard one song of Clutchy’s that I was not feeling yet. Seriously. Who is making this music?!?!
So you’re probably wondering what all this fuss is about. Check the videos and links below and let me know what you think. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. And if you have any clues, holler at your boy.
Peep these fan vids:
And this one, which comes from the MF Doom/Clutchy Hopkins EP released in 2007:
Update: I’m pretty sure Clutchy Hopkins is really this band called the Misled Children, who claim to be down with Clutchy. Now the problem is figuring out who the Misled Children are…
Update (via Toaster): Here’s a couple downloads of the elusive Clutchy. Enjoy!