Malice Releases His New Book "Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind And Naked”
Malice Of The Clipse is taking his intellect and lyrical skills to a new forum; the world of publishing to touch his legion of fans.
In doing so, the lyricist, real name Gene Elliot Thorton Jr., has released his first book “Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind And Naked”, a diary of sorts on real life experiences that shaped his life.
HipHopWired had a chance to sit down with the wordsmith and speak on the book that touches on Christianity, the harsh realities of real life and redemption.
While assuring HipHopWired that he “wasn't crazy”, the VA emcee detailed stories about premonitions he had about some of his closest friends.
One of them, a friend who traveled with him and his brother Pusha T to Miami, found himself apprehended by police just days after Malice warned him to watch his back.
“I was in Miami and we were listening to the album. One of my friends was there and we're listening to “Doorman” and out of nowhere I stopped in my tracks and looked at him and said, “Are you alright?”
And he said, 'Yeah I'm good.'
And I said, 'I don't wanna hear about you in jail because it would break my heart.'
And he froze up, I still see the look on his face. He was so puzzled by me saying that and I was too. I was thinking why did even say that to him?
Well the next day I go home and they can't get on the plane because the people are there waiting on him at the airport.”
One of the most vivid of his premonitions however was of his former manager Anthony "Geezy” Gonzalez who was sentenced to 32 years in prison for running a $10 million drug trafficking ring.
According to Malice he tried to warn Geezy to slow down, but he refused and caught the infamous charge that still separates him from his family today.
“My manager; I told him. I told him ALL the time. ‘It's getting wild, it's looking stupid, it even feels stupid, everything is just crazy!' And he was like, 'Yeah I know', agreeing with me---just agreeing with me to shut me up.
Another one of my homies was always outrunning the police, he and my manager were in D.C. and they called me. And he's telling me that [name omitted] just outran the police.
So I said put him on the phone and I said,
'You need a beating, you don't think there's enough going on?...You don't have to do EVERYTHING. It's enough going on!'
Lo and behold, Push and I leave from Miami and we get home, we find out that they tried to get home but were not advised to get on the plane by the accountant and ended up turning themselves in.
It was all of our friends and entourage that's always been with us. I was on it before this thing went down, it was a little crazy.”
While Malice wants fans to learn from his friend's mistakes, this passionate Christian refutes claims that he's using the book to preach to his followers.
Instead Malice says he just wants people to listen to his story and see how their life can change.
“I make no bones about me being a Christian and my focus is not to try and make anyone believe what I believe or pattern after me. All I'm saying and all I'm telling everybody that is a fan of Malice is that this story happened and this is my story. And I have to tell MY story. What you do with it is your business. But when I tell you my story and what happened to me, I don't see how you can not be changed. “
Be on the lookout for HipHopWired's full audio with this truth teller where he speaks on the status of another Clipse album, shares more on his faith and gives his thoughts on The President Of The United States.