Pusha T on a Clipse Reunion: “It’s Really Up to My Brother”

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In a Grammy preview interview with Rolling Stone, Pusha T says a Clipse reunion with his twin brother No Malice isn’t out of the cards.

Pusha T is his brother’s keeper. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the It’s Almost Dry rapper discussed a Clipse reunion with his twin brother, No Malice, as the two released, Til the Casket Drops, their last album as a duo in 2009.

“I push the button every so often,” King Push said. “I’m like, ‘Yo, listen to what I just made! We can really do this’ — and he brushes me off.… If I had it my way, it would be the Clipse. It’s really up to my brother.”

Earlier this month, the two surprised the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards to perform their 2002 hit “Grindin.” Despite being relatively out of the limelight since 2009, No Malice last appeared alongside his brother on “I Pray For You” on It’s Almost Dry, and “Punch Bowl” from Nigo compilation I Know Nigo! In 2019, No Malice joined Push and Kenny G on “Use This Gospel” from Ye’s gospel album Jesus Is King.

In 2018, No Malice told DJBooth that his split from Push was prompted when their former manager, Anthony Gonzales, received a conviction of 32 years on drug trafficking charges in 2009.

“I’m very proud of everything I got to experience with the Clipse and the art we put out,” No Malice said. “I don’t deny it either. It was a real moment in my life, but the journey continues and I’m sharing my whole life.”

Elsewhere in the Rolling Stone interview, Pusha T confirmed that he’s started working on a new project, with production from Ye and No I.D.

“Everyone I’m working with is feeling very competitive, trying not to be outdone,” he said. “That just makes my job harder because I’m trying to outdo producers who are also great artists who are also great rappers and composers. That makes my battle twice as hard. But it makes for the best rap music.”

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