Singled Out: "I Knew Clipse Fans Wanted To See My Brother & I Together"
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 1:15AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Vali broke down her "Dimes" anthem, The Clipse's No Malice explains hooking up with Pusha T for their "Shame The Devil" collaboration.]
This track came together basically because I knew Clipse fans wanted to see my brother and I together. That was my attempt to try and appease the fans. A lot of what I had been seeing via the 'net and via Twitter and social networks were things like, "Could you do a Kane and Abel kind of album?" or "Could you do a good versus evil type of album?"
I don't take well to that because there's nothing evil about myself or about my brother. So, I just felt like this was a way to shame the devil by showing us together on a track that had substance and was talking about something.
It's all about collecting those tracks that motivates you and move you and inspire you. I have the same work ethic that I had with The Clipse. We didn't write a whole bunch of songs and then start weeding out which ones were going to make the album.
If I feel it enough to start writing to it, then I'm going to do something with it. I know that from the door, from the beginning. If it's iffy, then I'm not going to take any time in writing it. So if I feel it, I know from the jump that it's something I want to go ahead and complete.
The writing aspect of it, once I find a track, the writing is never a problem.
Check out "Shame The Devil":