Clipse Will Reunite For Chicago's Hyde Park Summerfest

Pusha T and Malice will reunite as the Clipse this summer in Chicago.

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The anticipation surrounding a Clipse reunion is real, especially since the likelihood is far higher now than it was a few years ago. Pusha T embarked on an incredibly successful solo career after the release of Til The Casket Drop, while (No) Malice took a step back from the rap game. His decision to retire the duo came at a time when the Clipse faced significant issues with federal law enforcement, which ultimately landed their manager, Anthony Gonzales, in prison. Push later referenced Gonzales on “Brambleton,” the opening track of It’s Almost Dry.

The latest album from Pusha T marked the official return of the brotherly duo following a brief reunion on Kanye’s Jesus Is King. The two closed out the Grammy-nominated project on the song, “I Pray For You,” a song that came shortly after their “Punch Bowl” collab on I Know Nigo! Then, they performed together at Pharrell’s Something In The Water and the BET HipHop Awards which sparked hope that Pusha T and Malice might have a full album on the way.

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Following their performance in 2022 at ComplexCon’s 20 Years Old Lord Willin’, they confirmed that they’ll be back on stage for a headlining set. This summer, the Clipse will return to the stage for a full set together at Chicago’s Hyde Park Festival. Clipse will headline the upcoming festival, which takes place from June 17th to 18th at Midway Plaisance Park. In addition to the Clipse, 2 Chainz, Tobe Nwigwe, and Robert Glasper are on the bill. 

During our interview with Pusha T last year, he didn’t rule out a potential Clipse project. However, he said things just aligned themselves to allow the two to work together again, especially with Nigo’s project. “I feel like the stellar work of my brother has ignited the talks and the flames of like, ‘Oh no. The Clipse definitely could put out another album tomorrow,’” he explained. However, we could only hope that the upcoming show at Hyde Park Festival leads to a new project from the Clipse. Check out the line-up for Hype Park Festival in Chicago above. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.