Virginia Beach brothers Clipse have reunited on a new track by No Malice [left], ‘Shame the Devil’.
For many, Clipse marked one of the definitive groups of ’00s hip-hop: backed by production by the Neptunes, their smart street rhymes hit like a ton of bricks, and debut album Lord Willin’ and the We Got It For Cheap mixtapes still sound fantastic today.
Clipse’s long-delayed second album, 2006’s Hell Hath No Fury, felt like a redemption story after several years spent squabbling with the record label, Jive, but the years since haven’t showcased the duo at their best. 2009’s Til the Casket Drops was widely considered a disappointment, and the focus since then has been on solo work – Pusha T [right] has released two mixtapes, with an album due on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label later this year, while No Malice found God and published a book.
Speaking to Billboard earlier this year, No Malice explained that “Pusha and I have some serious things that we’re talking about and coming to agreement on”, in terms of a Clipse reunion, and today brings the first new track to feature both members of the group in some time. Titled ‘Shame the Devil’, it’s due to appear on Malice’s solo mixtape Hear Ye Him on August 18.
You can stream it below.