It’s been a winding road for the Virginia duo know as the Clipse. But through it all they continue to grind and are now set to release Clipse Presents The Re-Up Gang via Koch Records. The album will serve as formal introduction, in case you’ve been lost the last few years, to the group’s affiliates Sandman and Ab-Liva. In addition to the Re-Up Gang project brothers Malice and Pusha T are busy working on their third studio album, the first on Columbia, ‘Til The Casket Drops, for a first quarter ‘09 release. “Columbia [Records] came to the table with a deal that not only spoke money to the Clipse, but they offered equity in the group and the dudes we were trying to sign.
It gave us a chance to have a big future in this music thing. We did two classic albums with The Neptunes. I feel like the fans want to hear us on other production. We got The Runners, Swizz Beatz, Sean C & LV, The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Khalil and Reefa. “We don’t care about sales. We don’t care about none of that s**t. We care about making incredible music and locking in that fanbase and whatever comes from that is what it is. My fans don’t gravitate towards ringtone records.
People want to hear us talk that s**t and that’s what they’re always going to get. It’s always going to be lyric driven. If we do a club record it’ll be our style of club record. We got to bring you into our world. “That’s what makes it so hard for the Clipse. We try to bring whole groups of people into our world and not all the time it’s understood. But when they do get it, it’s explosive. People didn’t understand “Grindin” at first. It took like nine months but once they got it, it was all over. That’s just what we focus on.” Words from Pusha.
Clipse – Till The Casket Drops (2009)
Producers & Guests: The Runners, Swizz Beatz, Rick Rubin, DJ Khalil, Sean & LV, Justice League, Dame Grease, The Neptunes, Danjahands, DJ Khalil, Reefa…