When's the last time you heard it like this? You may still bump Pusha T on the daily (No Malice too, no shade there), but there was something extremely special about the chemistry between Push and his brother No Malice. Taking that one level deeper, the chemistry between those two bros and The Neptunes was equally undeniable. Together, the quartet composed some of the most iconic songs from the early 00s era of rap. Cuts like "Grindin'," "When the Last Time," and "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" continue to bless sound-systems across the country.
No Malice Is Releasing An Album This Summer
No Malice has consistently denied rumors that he's making another Clipse album with his brother Pusha T, but he did release a solo album in 2013 called Hear Ye Him. In a new interview with XXL, he mentioned that he plans to drop another solo album this summer.
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It seems like the tide in the rap game has finally slowed down a bit, after all the theatrics surrounding the release of Kanye West's The Life of Pablo (which is still being amended) and, then, the surprise release of a masterful compilation of outtakes from Kendrick Lamar. Still, on a song-by-song basis, the genre continues to bring us more quality than we can handle.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Pusha T?
Pusha T has been in the game for quite some time, and he's basically had two lives as a rapper; first with his brother (No) Malice as part of the highly rated yet underground duo Clipse, and then, in present day, a second spurt as a solo artist under the G.O.O.D. Music umbrella. It's rare to keep both longevity and relevancy as a rapper, and so he's obviously doing something right, whether it's menacing bars or atypical production.
Pusha T On A Joint LP With The-Dream, His Favorite Future Release & Beanie Sigel
On Friday, Pusha T dropped off the prelude to his highly anticipated album, King Push. Although acting as a warm-up album, Darkest Before Dawn is about as dope of an album as any rapper could wish for. Trimmed of any excess fat, Push keeps the album at 10 tracks, with features that compliment his dark style without overpowering him-- except for maybe that Beanie Sigel verse, as we discuss later in our interview. It might even be a better record than his debut, My Name Is My Name (should I be so bold as to say it?).
#TBT: Pusha T
Pusha T has been a trending topic over the past months for a number of reasons. He was recently named G.O.O.D. Music's president, and with the release of his sophomore solo album coming tomorrow, he's been trickling out new material that has been pure flame emojis. Of course, Pusha is hardly a newcomer to this rap thing. In fact, the Virginia-native has been doin' his thing for over two decades now, whether it's with his brother as Clipse or with his homies under the G.O.O.D. Music umbrella.
5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating The Mainstream
With the rise of digital music, decline of music sales, and mass growth and adoption of social networks and blogs, we have seen the playing field become leveled. With that has come fewer major label releases and a lion share of independent releases. With a small number of Hip Hop albums surpassing the milestone of 100,000 sales these days - or even half that number, it has become easier to gain awareness.
No Malice Denies Clipse Album Rumors Again
Even though he had already squashed rumors of a new Clipse album last month, No Malice was recently asked about the project again in an interview with Rapzilla at SXSW. His answer was no different this time around, and this should definitely put all hopes of a new Clipse album to sleep.
No Malice Says There Is "No Clipse Album In The Works”
After much back and forth speculation, we finally have official and decisive word that a Clipse reunion is NOT happening. No Malice spoke with FADER today, clearing the air on any rumors concerning a new album from the Virginia duo.
Pusha T Confirms New Clipse Album [Update: Pusha Says He Never Confirmed Reunion]
There's been much confusion over whether or not Clipse are currently working on a new project. A rumor began circulating last week that Pusha T and No Malice were hitting the studio with The Neptunes, but there have been mixed reports from the rapping brothers themselves.
Underrated Audio: August 10-16
It doesn't even really need to be said at this point, but this past week was dominated by Kendrick Lamar and the many "Control" responses that followed. It seems every rapper feels some type of way about some line in K. Dot's verse, even if they weren't directly called out. You've probably had your fill of anything titled "Control" so let's take a look at some of the records that dropped this past week that had nothing to do with Kendrick Lamar.
No Malice Reveals "Hear Ye Him" Artwork & Tracklist
No Malice has been teasing his debut album for some time. A few weeks ago we got the official release date for the project, and now he has let go of the official artwork and tracklist.
No Malice Announces "Hear Ye Him" Solo Album Release Date [Update: New Release Date Confirmed]
This year we find the return of both Pusha T and No Malice (once known as Malice) to the album circuit, however, not as the group called Clipse, but rather as individual artists. Interestingly enough, both brothers will be dropping their debut solo effort in the same month this summer.