Virginia rapper No Malice has stepped forward and shut down recent reports and speculation which suggested a Clipse reunion alongside Pusha T was in the works.
According to NM, there are 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 is 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)
Coincidently, No Malice revealed he was behind a Clipse reunion but only under his terms a few weeks ago.
“My brother and I, we are taking two different approaches to music. I’m very proud of the Clipse catalog and I really enjoyed that music but most of all, it’s made me who I am today. That’s not the kind of music that I’m doing,” No Malice explained in an interview. “I still hold out hope for a Clipse reunion. I really believe that we will be able to do it, but any music that I make is totally 100 percent going to glorify God. That’s what I do. That’s what I’m about. Like I said, I’m still holding out hope that can happen.” (Pow TV Rap Show)
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