Malice of The Clipse Plans To Change His Name
While his brother Pusha T is enjoying a solo career on G.O.O.D. Music, the other half of The Clipse, Malice, is pondering a name change.
Malice is a new man since finding religion, and now he wants to distance himself from his rap moniker all together.
“I’m not a malicious person, and I don’t really like answering to that,” he said in a recent interview. “I know that people that follow The Clipse or follow my music, they know Malice, so I understand that, I get that. But you don’t want to be under any moniker that’s of evil intent, that’s not you. I come to more believe that there’s so much power in the tongue.
The power of the tongue is life and death, so I believe if you are what you fall under whether it’s in your subconscious or not. It’s just me trying to clean up a little bit. But I haven’t thought of that name yet. So Malicious is what it is right now.”
Malice, who has been promoting his new book Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, and Naked, also commented on his desire to write a book versus touching a mic, “When I went through my experience, I wasn’t thinking about music,” he said. “I had to put it into the book and just share it once and for all.”
Although the entire Clipse catalog is covered in coke rap, the man known as Malice (for right now), doesn’t disown the music he made as part of the Clipse.
“The Clipse catalog, it’s a great catalog of music. We were right there with The Neptunes at the height of the whole Star Trak thing in the Clipse, so I’m definitely proud of it,” he said. “And I’m even more so proud of it because it has presented me with this platform here. If I had not have had the first platform, I wouldn’t have this platform, so they all play a part with each other.
It’s about evolving, it’s about growing and nothing stays the same. I would be very much ashamed if I come to you next year the same place I was three years ago. I’m seeing the big picture, and a lot of times we think we’re writing the script, but really, we’re not.”
We’ll let you know when he finds a more fitting moniker for his newfound religious views.