Clipse

Earlier this year, we passed along the rumor that the great brotherly Virginia Beach duo Clipse were back together and working on a new album. Those reports, sadly, proved to be false. Pusha T has gone on to solo stardom, and his older brother Malice has rechristened himself No Malice, become a born again Christian, and started making religious rap music. He’s not interested in making another Clipse album. And for whatever reason, CNN put together a really good 15-minute min-documentary about the brothers’ story. Strikingly, the two brothers never appear onscreen together. Watch it below.

Bill Weir’s entire line of questioning: “I was just assuming you’d keep the dope moving, but I got one question: Fuck y’all been doing?”

Comments (4)
  1. Wow. Clipse is definitely not reuniting.

    Glad to hear the statement they’re still close as brothers, though. If that’s true, more power to both No Malice and Pusha T.

  2. BILL WEIR!!!

    Definitely worth watching. Hadn’t heard a peep from Malice since “Til The Casket Drops” and he explains himself incredibly well in the piece. That moment when he had to compose himself pretty much confirms he’s not going back to Clipse. “They can’t invent a number…” to get him back in Clipse? Damn. That’s devotion.

    “Anything less is just a goddamn shame.”

  3. A surprisingly good piece. I think you walk away with a lot of respect for both guys, though I’m sure the anti-rap crowd will see this as a “Why can’t they all be No Malice?” op-ed. I don’t see any way to enlighten those people about just how much talent these two possess, so I’m actually glad CNN didn’t waste a bunch of time trying to push the “rap is street poetry” angle. The reporter is a bit cringeworthy when he tries to sound like he’s down, but that’s par for the course on this kind of thing.

    To be honest, I had written Malice’s conversion off as typical too-much-fame kookiness, but I think those were just my own prejudices coming to bear. The man has clearly thought long and hard about his place in the world, and is doing what he feels is right.

  4. I’ll second all the praise for No Malice in this piece. He knows what he’s doing and kudos to him for being honest about about it.

    I also liked Pusha-T’s answer to the question of whether dealing drugs got him the car and clothing line —  no, being a great rapper did.

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