News: The Clipse Ready "Casket Drops" LP, "We Had A Lot Of Dead Weight Around Us That Got Cleared Out"

Monday, Sep 21, 2009 12:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The Clipse's Malice recently spoke on the overall feel of the upcoming Till The Casket Drops LP and explained why the sound is more reminiscent to the duo's 2002 debut album, Lord Willin'.

The Virginia-based emcee also said Casket Drops allowed them more "freedom" than their sophomore project.

"This album is like redemption for me," Malice explained. "We've been through so much with the label, with so much in our lives. Around Hell Hath No Fury, it was just rough times. You could probably hear it in the music. We had a lot of dead weight around us that got cleared out. This time around, everything is freer; we're in a happier place. You can really hear the change in the music. Listen to 'I'm Good.' You can feel it that we're better. Definitely. Hell Hath No Fury is about when it was more raw. This album is more along the lines of Lord Willin'. And you know Hell Hath No Fury is my favorite album." (Complex)

Pusha T recently hit up SOHH to clear up the rumors about Rick Rubin not helping produce tracks on the new album.

"We were just joking about saying he lied to us," Pusha explained. "We drove down to Malibu and Rick is a cool guy, amazing dude. He gave us all the insight in the world. He had a big influence on us and some of the records we kept and some of the records that we got rid of off the album. He sorta, like, solidified our stance in making this album. Actually, he came in and heard everything. We went to him and he heard everything. Outside of that he was just, you know, like 'Listen man, just make sure you love it. Like if you don't love it, don't do it, if you don't love everything. Anything you don't love, do not do, do not put on that album.' He was like 'I don't care, I don't care, I don't care about any of that. If you don't love it, don't do it.'" (SOHH)

Clipse previously said they never received any beats from Rubin despite earlier speculation of the Def Jam co-founder's involvement in their project.

"He lied to us," Clipse jokingly admitted in an interview earlier this summer. "Rick Rubin lied to us. Nah, Rick Rubin ain't produce nothing. He lied to us. We went out to Malibu man, busted out with him. He gave us a lot of insight on the album and gave us some gems man. We came back, sorta re-vamped a few things and uh, you know, made the album a lot better due to that talk, for real. Definitely, it's the reason he's sitting in that [executive] seat." (Karma Loop)

The duo also touched on their past issues with Jive Records earlier this year.

"If you're trying to survive, you got to keep moving," they explained. "We've always been ourselves, and have done what the label doesn't do...You can't just expect them to do everything, and some labels aren't as passionate about the work that you do...You know the emotion you have behind it...We definitely don't cry over it, we keep it moving...Just like with Jive, when we saw how all that was going down, we made a whole big movie about it...The fans were in on it, and they saw how we were being treated, and they felt disrespected...All these labels are under a few different umbrellas, and those two labels happened to be under the same umbrella. At the end of the day, all the checks are going into one spot...So that wasn't really a big deal...We don't really worry about the label stuff anymore." (iHipHop)

Till The Casket Drops is slated to land in stores October 2009.

Check out a portion of Pusha T's SOHH interview below:

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