News: Clipse Confident New Project Is Their "Best Album Yet"
Saturday, Apr 4, 2009 6:30AM
The Clipse's Pusha T recently discussed what fans should expect on the upcoming album 'Til The Casket Drops promising it will outshine their previous releases.
Along with the album's sound, Pusha also revealed some of the producers featured on the project.
"We working on the new album right now, 'Til The Casket Drops, dropping '09, Clipse classic," Pusha T said in an interview. "By far it's going to be the best Clipse album yet...As of right now we're working with a whole multitude of producers right now, we ain't got all the features in place yet but we got Sean C & LV, we got The Neptunes of course, we get Shawty Redd. We got The Justice League, we got DJ Khalil...We try not to repeat ourselves sonically, we always try to raise the bar when it comes to the music. Lyrically, you know what you're gonna get from The Clipse. 100 percent street sh*t." (Straight Spittas DVD)
Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin has reportedly stepped up to help produce tracks on the album.
Legendary producer Rick Rubin has been working on tracks for the Clipse's long-awaited third album this month, the rap duo's camp tells EW. Rubin, who signed the Clipse to Columbia Records shortly after taking over as the label's co-chairman in 2007, has completed one tune with them so far in a Malibu studio; they plan to work with him on one to two more in the coming weeks. (Entertainment Weekly)
While details are still scarce, a few project notes have leaked online.
The album's first single, "Kinda Like a Big Deal," is produced by DJ Khalil and features Kanye West. Pusha T was tight-lipped when asked about the collaboration earlier this year, but said it was something to look for: "Hey, man, it's just one of them joints." The duo hope to release 'Til the Casket Drops late this summer. (MTV News)
With major staff cuts at Sony Music Entertainment, the duo's album may face possible delays.
Sony's Columbia Records has laid off several of its staff members, including president of urban music Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua and urban marketing executive Al Branch. Several regional promotional staff members have also been let go. It is unclear who will follow Joshua to guide Columbia's urban department, or who will handle the projects of Jim Jones and The Clipse. (Billboard)
Check out Pusha T speaking on the new album below: