The Brothers Thornton, also known as The Clipse, are in full Re-Up Gang mode right now. The VA duo were in Texas for South by Southwest, with Ab-Liva and Sandman to round out the crew, and delivered a warning about their upcoming Re-Up Project. “We been banging over everybody else’s beats, destroying them,” Pusha T. said of the We Got It 4 Cheap mixtape series. “Now we gonna get on originals and do what we do.”
Pusha said it’s an exciting time for them right now. The lyrics are always on point when it comes to the crew, but he said it’s about building the Re-Up sound. He cited Dame Grease as a favorite producer of theirs and mentioned The Neptunes and Swizz Beatz as other possible producers on the project. Pusha said he wanted The Re-Up Gang to have a recognizable sound away from The Clipse, kind of like the Ruff Ryders had in the ’90s. The fellas are still getting the most mileage out of their recent mixtape, the third installment of We Got It 4 Cheap.
Pusha said that will be the last mixtape anyone sees for a while, until the Re-Up album drops. He didn’t give a date. Once the demand is up for Re-Up, he said the official album will follow. The feared lyrical foursome is set to film two videos from the DJ Drama-hosted We Got It 4 Cheap.”We’re setting the foundation right now,” Pusha said. “It should be stressful, but it’s been fun. When we do Clipse, it’s all business. But right now, with the excitement we get from Ab-Liva and Sandman, it should be fun for our fans to follow what we got coming.”