“This world is going to eat itself,” says No Malice with a straight face during a recent press run in New York City. He’s referring to the turmoil in world that is projected on every smartphone, laptop and TV screen these days. It’s the Virginia poet’s second go around on his own, well not completely solo, he credits a small circle of folks with similar beliefs (his Reinvision squad), and of course, God, as his “new team.” No major record label or yes men — just a man and his words.
“I don’t be trying to fish for old listeners,” says the loving father/rapper about his new material. “I’m true to myself and true to how I feel. Producers Profound Sounds out of Virginia really helped me go places I felt I’ve never been before [musically]. They made me reach in different pockets.”
No Malice is ready to release his second studio album Let The Dead Bury The Dead. It was only a few years a go where the hip hop community dealt with the harsh reality that the Clipse wouldn’t be making another album together. While Pusha-T’s solo career led him to universal critical acclaim and a position as G.O.O.D Music’s new president, No Malice went another route. Vouching to stray from talking about drug dealing and the topics that were based on him and his brother’s past, No Malice decided to be on a much more conscious path especially after being making the decision to be a born-again Christian.
While he doesn’t do the same type of music that Clipse fans grew up loving, the new path of music he’s following shows another side of the coin. Back in June, he released the song “So Woke” and now he delivers the chilling visuals to the song directed by Jay McCord and himself. The song discusses many social issues and ties it together with religion, society, government and more. He still delivers in the same confidence as he did when he was in the Clipse but you could tell that No Malice is reaching past making good hip hop music to really using it as a platform to deliver a message. No Malice’s long awaited Let The Dead Bury The Dead album is finally dropping on August 18th, Pre-Order it now on iTunes, check out the Official Tracklist and the video below.
No Malice – So Woke (Official Video) (2017)
No Malice – Fake News (Official Video) (2017)
01 – #Ltdbtd (Intro)
02 – Fake News
03 – Lu.4:5
04 – Jesus Christ
05 – So Woke
06 – Why Cry
07 – Sky Crack
08 – Done & Said
09 – Shame On Me
10 – Let’s Die
No Malice just dropped his new single titled ‘Fake News’ off his new album ‘Let The Dead Bury The Dead’ which is expected to arrive later this Summer, make sure to cop the single on iTunes and check it out below. “Basically, the concept of the album is, instead of getting caught up with what everyone else is doing,” No Malice said in an interview with Rapzilla last year, “I just want to show people that I don’t have anyone to keep up with. … You don’t have to be in competition with everyone. Just be the best you that you can be because ‘let the dead bury the dead.’ This rat race is always going to go on.”
No Malice – Fake News (17’)
Former member of The Neptunes and Teddy Riley protege Mike E teamed up with No Malice on “New Life“, the title track from his new EP titled New Life, get it now on iTunes.
By Sidney Madden, photo by Michael Fequiere. If you went to a house party in the early 2000s, Clipse were more than likely the soundtrack to your night. With raw lyricism and infectious, layered beats courtesy of The Neptunes, the Virginia Beach rap duo put their state on the map with new millennium hits like “Grindin,” “When The Last Time” and “Mr. Me Too.” For brothers Gene “Malice” Thornton and Terrence “Pusha T,” the climb up hip-hop’s hierarchy was rapid and well deserved. In the midst of success, Malice lost track of his soul. But unlike many other rap stars, he was man enough to admit it.
Fourteen years after their debut album, Lord Willin’, six years after announcing Clipse’s separation and four years after officially changing his rap moniker to No Malice, the 43-year-old MC is ready to tell his story of finding God in the new documentary, The End Of Malice. No Malice details losing himself in the business and finding himself again in God in the doc, which premieres on Revolt TV Easter Sunday (March 27). Co-produced by Second Films and Ditoremayo, The End Of Malice features interviews with Pharrell Williams and Pusha T, among others.
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