Clipse have broken the silence after 13 years of inactivity by teasing the possibility of a reunion album in the coming months and years.
On Saturday, the Virginia Beach rap duo, comprised of Pusha T and No Malice, took part in a panel conversation at ComplexCon hosted by Hip Hop historian Andrew Barber (aka Fake Shore Drive) to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of their acclaimed debut album Lord Willin’.
Alongside rapper FamLay and record executive Steven Victor, The Clipse discussed an upcoming project, how it might sound and with whom they will sign for it. At one point in the conversation, they explained that they were once close to signing a deal with No Limit Records for the comeback.
Towards the end of the interview, Barber asked what fans can expect in the future from The Clipse. While neither of the brothers gave a direct answer, No Malice gave fans a great deal of encouragement. “The Clipse live forever,” he said.
When asked if the long-awaited reunion project was still on the cards, he said: “I mean, come on, man,” with a chuckle. Victor fuelled the flames, telling them that he’d like little more than to see the duo hit the studio again.
While no other information was ventured, No Malice told Barber that his efforts to find out more about a future Clipse reunion album were a “good try.”
Clipse’s last album was 2009’s Til the Casket Drops. Their third and for-now-final studio album followed 2002’s Lord Willin’ and 2006’s Hell Hath No Fury, both of which were produced by The Neptunes. The two critically acclaimed projects held most of the pair’s most adored hits, including ‘Grindin’’, ‘When the Last Time’, ‘Cot Damn’, ‘Mr. Me Too’, and ‘Wamp Wamp (What It Do)’.
Back in June, Pusha T and No Malice reunited for their first performance as The Clipse in over ten years for Pharrell’s popular Something In The Water festival in Washington, D.C. While fans are encouraged by these recent developments, it looks like we could be waiting a little longer for the news we all want to hear.