The Clipse’s No Malice is standing firm on holding off a much-anticipated reunion with Pusha T and explained why their fans are going to have to wait it out before they receive a new joint album.
Despite the growing anticipation, No Malice said he is not ready to get back into Clipse mode.
“I know it can happen,” No Malice told MTV News on Friday (March 28). “But if people are looking for the dope-dealing music that I used to give …” … “I would love to be able to be beside [Pusha-T] and rap together,” No Malice told MTV News. “That’s my brother, that’s my blood. But right now it just seems like we’re just on two different paths. I respect where he’s at, I support my brother. But that’s not what I do. I don’t comprise what I do, just like I don’t expect him to compromise what he do.” (MTV)
In January, No Malice revealed there were no immediate plans to start piecing together a long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s ‘Til The Casket Drops project.
Bad news: for now, the reunion rumors are not true. “There is no Clipse album in the works,” founding Clipse member No Malice told FADER exclusively today, over the phone from home in Virginia Beach, VA. “It’s not going down. I don’t know where the rumor stems from. And I don’t know how this keeps coming back up–this isn’t the first time. But I would never play with the fans like that and act like something’s about to happen and it’s not.” (The FADER)
Pusha T’s partner in rhymes also explained why he was not ready to start penning Clipse anthems again.
Meanwhile, No Malice points out that Pusha would be happy to get into the studio together: “I have heard Pusha express that he really wants to do a Clipse album. He’s ready one hundred percent!” But No Malice isn’t ready, and realizes his reticence to record with Pusha comes as a disappointment to some. “I think the fans want to rekindle that whole entire lifestyle which I no longer live,” he says. “But I will not be rapping like that. I was that, every bit of that lifestyle, and this is where I’m at now. I don’t condemn or have anything negative to say about anyone, this is just the move I chose to make.” (The FADER)
While he would not confirm or deny the reunion reports, Pusha recently admitted he would love to make new music with his brother.
“I never leaked anything about the Clipse. I didn’t do that. Nope. All I did was tell everybody I was in the studio for 20 days with Pharrell and Chad and then there was a leak that happened and then people found out that other people were down but I never said [anything]. I wouldn’t do that. I wouldn’t do that. I’m on my Pusha T right now. I don’t want to mislead nobody ‘but,’ we’re just working. [Collaborating with No Malice?] Oh, I would love for that. I love my brother. Yeah. [laughs]” (DJ Heat)