The Clipse’s No Malice has announced plans to finally put out his long-awaited solo debut, Hear Ye Him, next month after a few setbacks.
Barring any further delays, fans will get their hands on the new LP in mid-August.
Dropping off a brand new trailer today, No Malice has updated the release date for his upcoming solo project, Hear Ye Him. Originally scheduled to release on July 2, but due to sample clearing issues the album is now slated to hit shelves on August 18. The date happens to not only be the birthday of the Clipse emcee, but also the numerals for the biblical passage Romans 8:18, which he furthers in the minute-long clip. Mark your calendars now and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date as more information is revealed. (Hype Trak)
Last summer, No Malice said he tagged along UGK’s Bun B for his project.
He hopes his solo album, Hear Ye Him, sheds more light. “The first song from that project is entitled ‘June,'” No Malice told XXL at the All Access Music Conference in New York City’s Webster Hall, where he was signing autographs in support of his Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind And Naked book that he dropped last year. “The video just came out, so ya’ll check for the video. And my second single, ‘Unforgettable,’ is also out. My next single is, ‘Bow Down No More’ and it’s featuring Bun B.” “I’m just trying to bring awareness to what I got going on,” he said. “Just trying to do my thing right now. I can’t look left or right…focused.” (XXL Mag)
The Virginia-bred rapper previously talked to SOHH about his “June” single.
“As far as the creative process for this song, I was actually in the studio and I was working on some music and one of the engineers gave me this track. I listened to the Frank Sinatra sample on it and really summed up what I had been through. It summed up life, too. When you’re on your high horse and everything is great and you got all the friends in the world, things can take a turn. Try and find those same friends and can’t nobody loan you a dollar. That’s when you see the bad. Virginia’s for hustlers and we always get it back. You can see it in cats like Mike Vick, you know … the ups and downs and we always prevail. That track really spoke to me, and I always approach the music in a way I can relate to and share it with others in a way they can relate to it as well.” (SOHH Singled Out)
Back in March 2012, he officially changed his rap alias to “No Malice.”
Everyone bid farewell to the rapper you once knew as Malice, aka one half of coke-rap duo Clipse. And now, say hello to, um, No Malice. Yeap, that’s the name Gene Thornton is choosing to go by from here on out. And he’s making sure we all know that by releasing this video of him laying his former self to rest. As you’ll see below, Malice is in the casket of a funeral home, where No Malice says his goodbyes and reveals that a new project, Hear Ye Him!, is due out this summer. Interesting.. (Prefix Mag)
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