Early last month, No Malice spoke on what’s holding him back from recording a Clipse reunion album as he revealed that he’s on a mission for God at this time, and he wont record new music that goes against his mission.
At the time, No Malice explained: “I believe my brother and I…we can get together and pull off anything. But as far as my beliefs and as far as me facilitating anything that brings death, destruction and demise, I’m not going to do that.” He added: “If you’re not growing, you’re dead. Clipse came in 2002 bro…to me, [rapping is now] a hobby and fun, and I get to wash the blood off my hands.”
Then more recently, on Jan 6th, despite No Malice’s comments saying it’s not the right time to record a Clipse album, Pusha T kind of confirmed that he and No Malice were working with The Neptunes on a new independent Clipse album, as he retweeted a link about a Clipse reunion rumor. Now, No Malice addresses the Clipse album rumors and states he still has hope for a reunion, but he never confirms that he’s in the studio now with Pusha and The Neptunes recording.
During a recent interview with Pow TV Rap Show, No Malice explains that he and Push are taking a different approach to music and that any music he makes will glorify God 100%, but he still holds hope that his brother will follow him, and they can record a Clipse album.
“My brother and I are taking two different approaches to music.”
Despite his new approach, No Malice says the Clipse music made him who he is today:
“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.
As he continued, No Malice says that he still has hope for a Clipse reunion, but he needs it to be his way, glorifying God:
That’s not the kind of music I’m doing. 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. I’m still holding out hope that can happen.”
Watch No Malice’s interview with Pow TV Rap Show as he also speaks on his name change, new and old albums and much more, below (Head to the 8:20 mark to hear No Malice talk Clipse reunion):
To add, as I said before, we may not get a Clipse album like we would in 2002, but maybe No Malice will go for Pharrell’s idea to release a two-sided, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, type album where Pusha can do his thing and No Malice can do his. DS fam, take to the comments and let us know how you feel about a two-sided release? But either way, keep in tuned to DS as we’ll keep you updated when we get official confirmation from either Pusha T or No Malice on a Clipse reunion.