The Clipse's Malice Plans To Change His Name

Malicious reveals that he no longer wants to go by a name that doesn't represent him.

With his brother Pusha T enjoying a solo career with G.O.O.D. Music, Malice is taking a different approach to life outside of Clipse. After undergoing a powerful religious transformation, the Virginia Beach, Virginia native has revealed that he plans on changing his name to represent something less evil.

“I’m not a malicious person, and I don’t really like answering to that. I know that people that follow The Clipse or follow my music, they know Malice, so I understand that, I get that,” he told Ruby Hornet TV. “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 is currently promoting his new book Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, and Naked, which documents his religious experience. “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."

As for his cocaine-themed music recorded with The Clipse, he doesn’t discredit the group’s body of work. “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 added. “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.”

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  • Anonymous

    he should change his name to the Chocolate Gummi Bear.... that sounds like the opposite of malicious

  • Truthenola

    All deez fools hollering about bring the Clipse back. Yeah Clipse were tight , but they didnt sell. let Pusha do his thang then come back with some fire for the clipse

  • Realness121

    Good for him,finding GOD(which can mean finding GOD,or going deeper in religion),to become a better person,I like The Clipse,as long as he doesnt change his content,im cool

  • Calin.

    How about Clive? It's honest, hearty and not evil as far as I know. You're welcome Malice.

  • PushaTSucks

    This aint ordinary bruh! How you say you not tryna represent negativity with a name like Malice but, then for the time being change it to Malicious? last time I checked that meant "wishing or appearing to wish evil to others" - MoneyMusic410.Com

    • NJis real

      Malice is malicious you fuckin' idiot. You would know that if you listened 2 the music. He's just saying until he finds another name it stays currently what it is. Damn most yall niggaz that say yall listen 2 rap/hiphop are dumb.

    • Mhlengi

      YOu misread the article... Malicious is not his new name

  • Jose Vasquez

    Clipse, the Neptunes, and a new label, i mean new name haha. Malice and Pusha will still be in my top rap groups as long as they don't change their flow.

  • Bowski

    Wow who would've thought that Malice wanting to be seen in a whole new direction would spark up an ounce of hate, especially a more POSITIVE direction? Seriously this should be viewed as a beautiful thing. We've got rappers who get stuck in one lane for years & years - We complain about that. Then we have some rappers that venture out into other dimensions - We still complain & react negatively to that too. What the hell do you people want yo? Life is all about progression you damn simpletons, we are ever revolving. Salute this man for shifting gears in his life, in his art, in his belief, it doesn't make him a wack dude, or a soft rapper, to me it just means that his music is gonna have more depth, more than ever before which is GREAT in my eyes....

  • Anonymous

    how bout Big Lil Yung Mal-Ice..the creator

  • George Granderson

    "so much doe I cant swear I wont change, sorry if my wealth got me full of myself" - Malice

  • Leo

    Malice is a legend I wish he got put on rather than Pusha

  • BellyOfDaBeast

    this nigga should change his name to pink butterfly!! lmfao

  • Anonymous

    What will the new Clipse sound like? Pusha is still on his cocaine shit, but I can't see Malice sticking to that if he's gone religious. I hope he has something else interesting to talk about.

  • Clubber Lang

    How about 'Irrelevant' cause nobody gives a shit fuck

  • Jeff Ch-ch Ch Chapman

    good for him for trying to better himself. I'm all for that... Just hope his new life direction doesn't make any new clipse discs suck as a result. Especially as Pusha is heating up right now

  • Anonymous

    People are so selfish sometimes. Your complaining why? Because a brother's trying to better himself and get in touch with his spirituality? Really?


    them boys shouldve never fuck with pharrel

    • Anonymous

      Pharrell is half the reason for their success. They've been on the receiving end of so many good beats from The Neptunes.

  • Joell's Daughter

    Loser? Douche? God Bothering Brother From Another Planet? MC Who Gives A Shit?

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Much props to him. Much respect due.

  • tricktrack

    He seems like a real cool dude, and intelligent as well. Im interested to see where he goes with his name change and everything.

  • Anonymous

    we want the old clipse back, fuck a solo project

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