Before Pusha T revamped his career as a GOOD Music artist under Kanye's wing, before Malice found God and added a "No" in front of his name, before Pharrell got lucky, happy, and blurred some lines, there was Clipse.
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.
Pharrell has had a long and successful career, but his popularity unexpectedly peaked in the last year. As prolific as he's been behind the scenes of many hits, he really came to the forefront with hits like "Blurred Lines", "Get Lucky" and the single from his new album, "Happy".
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.
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.
Pusha T finally released his debut album this year, but it hasn't stopped people asking about another Clipse project. In a new interview with Zane Lowe, the GOOD music rapper spoke of the current status of the duo, his brother's hesitations, and Kanye West and Pharell's offers to craft the album.
Pusha T has always valued his street cred. From the early days of Clipse, Malice and Push's primary topic was always their drug-dealing pasts, and unlike his brother, Pusha has maintained that approach.
Pusha T said in an interview that he had the best album of the year. On top of that he said that he had the best production. The audience rating on our site's review of this album at an outstanding 93%.
Right around the time Lil Wayne's Dedication 5 dropped, Pusha T tweeted out a message that seemed to be directed at Wayne. “I think it’s safe to say, you really lost it…” read the Tweet, and was apparently clear enough for Young Money rapper Jae Millz to respond.
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.
Check out Bury That, the latest track from No Malice, featuring John Bibbs which dropped on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013. No Malice's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Bury That has further strengthened that fact.