It’s been over three years since the Clipse released their last album, Til The Casket Drops. The older of the Virginia rhyming brothers, No Malice, has revealed that a new projects is definitely in the works, but some details needs to be solidified first. The rapper formerly known as Malice spoke with Billboard about his brother Pusha T and their music plans for the near future, including a Clipse album thought to be titled As God As My Witness. ”It’s definitely [in] beginning stages, but Pusha and I have some serious things that we’re talking about and coming to agreement on,” said No Malice. “It’s a fitting title because pretty much everything that seems to be coming out has a religious theme… What I want the people to know is that, for me, this is not ‘cool’ — this is not a trend. This is the working power of Jesus in my life.” In June, No Malice plans to release his solo album, titled Hear Ye Him, via Re-Up Gangs. Though he has been more vocal about his God-fearing way of life recently, it has always been a part of his music, thus naturally creeping into Clipse’s, too. ”Here Ye Him is basically my take, my new direction,” explained No Malice. “A lot of people wonder if it was going to be gospel or Christian rap. I don’t really know what you would call this, but if you think anything’s soft about it, you’re going to have to wake up because I really believe there’s nothing touching this. It’s very real.” As for G.O.O.D. Music‘s Pusha T, his new album, My Name Is My Name, is also due out later this year. Let us know whether or not you’re looking forward to hearing No Malice’s new album in the comments.
Kanye West is no stranger to hoaxes when it comes to album details. Today’s big rumor courtesy of social media is the existence of Rich Black American.
After a photo sprung online of what looks like Kanye West’s next solo album, Twitter has been ablaze of Yeezy’s next solo project. While the supposed feature guest lineup would include artists such as Pusha T, Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Florence Welch, Skrillex and Big Sean, not everything here is as dismissive as most rumors like these would seem. Skrillex has been quoted in the past stating that he would be working with Kanye on his next solo album as well as Frank Ocean. Moreover, a song titled “Perfect Bi**h” appears on this album, a song Yeezy stated in earlier tweets that is about his current girlfriend and future mother of his child, Kim Kardashian. Mr. West was previously the victim of another online hoax involving album details when a website called Black American Psycho with a release date went viral. That website turned out to be nothing but a farce. This picture might be in the same vein as that website, but until it is disputed we won’t know for sure. Check back for more details.
Pusha T explains why he feels Big Daddy Kane trumps Rakim on the mic.
It’s a debate that’s plagued Hip Hop purists for decades, but now, Pusha T gives his take on who is the better emcee: Big Daddy Kane or Rakim. In a recent interview with The Combat Jack Show, the G.O.O.D Music rapper discussed why he believes Kane is better than Rakim. He explained that after listening to a mix of Kane and Rakim’s records on Philadelphia’s Power 99, he determined that it is the Juice Crew emcee who put out the more impressive discography. Pusha even added that Kane’s legacy influenced the title of his most recent mixtape, Wrath of Caine.
“That [debate over Big Daddy Kane and Rakim was] what Wrath of Caine was about,” he revealed. “It was always the play off the street metaphors, but what happened was I was driving to New York, and I was coming through Philly, and by the time I got to Philly, I caught it so perfectly: a mid-day, mini-mix on Power 99 and they’re doing a [Big Daddy] Kane and Rakim battle. Now mind you, this is an argument that happens with my crew [and] my brother…but I was like, when you lined it up just record for record, I thought [Kane] won.” Earlier this week, Pusha T released his long-awaited mixtape Wrath of Caine. The Clipse veteran is currently working on his solo debut My Name is My Name.
Pusha T gives a status update on Rick Ross after an assassination attempt.
Following yesterday’s incident where Rick Ross crashed his Rolls Royce after a drive-by shooting, Pusha T has revealed that he reached out to make sure that he was doing alright. During an interview with MTV News, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper said that he and Ross share the same mix engineer and that he hit him up to make sure that the Maybach Music Group emcee was in good spirits. ”I don’t wanna hear about that with anybody. I definitely like hit him up like, ‘Yo just let me know you’re okay.’ We have the same mix engineer and I ended up speaking to him later on that day and he was like, ‘Yeah, he’s just laying back,’” said Pusha. “That was enough for me, but it’s tough out here. It’s tough out here for an artist. This is the only profession where you don’t really leave your core. You don’t really leave your upbringing. You don’t really leave that behind, you stay in it, lyrically and so on and so forth. You can’t really get out of it, you can’t get away from it. I don’t care how much money you have.” Ross is yet to comment on the matter. “Freeway” Ricky Ross spoke with HipHopDX earlier today, stating that “not surprised” that the assassination attempt occurred because Ross “doesn’t understand the street rules.”
Even though fans will have to wait a while longer before he drops his Kanye West-approved solo debut My Name Is My Name, Pusha T has been steadily working on a new mixtape Wrath of Caine. Now, in a recent interview withMissInfo.TV, Pusha Ton gives fans a glimpse into his anticipated project. According to the Virginia rapper, Wrath of Caine is a collection of lyrically-driven street anthems, comparable to the music he with his brother and Clipse cohort No Malice. He explained that when approaching the tape, it was most important for him to go with his gut and make the music that he would like to hear. ”Wrath of Cain is basically just me catering to my core. It’s all about just street Hip Hop, street music” he described. “It’s just something that I like to do. It’s something that I feel like has no boundaries, no parameters. I can do what I really, really want to do…[my approach to the mixtape is] not about more of a creative [decision], I just think it’s about more of what I want to hear for myself and what my fans want to hear. They want to hear lyrics, they want to hear street [music]…it’s just the whole street life perspective.”
Pusha went on to discuss his recent single off the tape “Millions,” which also features Rick Ross. The G.O.O.D. Music emcee said that the song is an ode to the street life, and has an energy to it that’s long been missing from modern Hip Hop. ”‘Millions,’ it’s basically an ode to dope boys and stash spots; it’s just an ode to that energy,” he said. “I’m trying to make music and recreate that energy that I feel was missing in Hip Hop, [the energy] like you roll down your windows, you hop in your car and you front until you pull up to the club. Right now, that energy is sort of missing to me, and I feel like ‘Millions’ is a prime example of what that is.”
Check out the full interview below.