No Malice Speaks On Religious Undertones In His Music, Suffering From Depression & More

No Malice of The Clipse says he no longer wants to glorify the things he once rapped about in his music.

During an interview with Angela Yee and Charlamagne of The Breakfast Club, No Malice (formerly Malice) of The Clipse spoke on a variety of topics including the reason for his name change, suffering from depression, and more.
On March 6th of this year No Malice dropped the Malice name during a funeral-like ceremony which he videotaped and placed online shortly after. While speaking with The Breakfast Club No Malice explained that the name change stemmed from the fact that he no longer wanted to portray a certain lifestyle in his music. 
“Well, you know I just seen some things. It’s always been in my music. It’s always been there. I think what my fans didn’t know what they were witnessing was me battling with myself,” No Malice explained. “I think the content of the stuff that The Clipse always talk about, even though it’s very real, I think we did it too well. And I think some people walked away with the wrong message from that. Especially seeing a lot of our friends, manager, and people that we considered family get locked up. It’s definitely an eye opener and I really don’t want to glorify that like that any longer.”
Later in the interview No Malice went on to speak on the depression he suffered from as well as the emptiness he felt despite all the material things he accumulated. 
“Being in this industry for as long as I’ve been and seeing the things that I’ve seen and accumulating the things that I’ve accumulated and have all of that and still feeling empty inside it really showed me something,” said No Malice. “And that’s what I find to be so ironic right now is that to be at the pinnacle of your career and to be touring and making money and having the things that you want but still not fulfilled. I just knew the life I was living wasn’t right. And you know, that’s not everybody. I’m just telling my story.” 
No Malice also spoke on his book Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind & Naked which was released on February 14, 2011. 
RELATED: The Clipse's Malice Plans To Change His NameDuring an interview with Angela Yee and Charlamagne of The Breakfast Club, No Malice (formerly Malice) of The Clipse spoke on a variety of topics including the reason for his name change, suffering from depression, and more.During an interview with Angela Yee and Charlamagne of The Breakfast Club, No Malice (formerly Malice) of The Clipse spoke on a variety of topics including the reason for his name change, suffering from depression, and more.During an interview with Angela Yee and Charlamagne of The Breakfast Club, No Malice (formerly Malice) of The Clipse spoke on a variety of topics including the reason for his name change, suffering from depression, and more.

During an interview with Angela Yee and Charlamagne of The Breakfast Club, No Malice (formerly Malice) of The Clipse spoke on a variety of topics including the reason for his name change, suffering from depression, and more.

On March 6th of this year No Malice dropped the Malice name during a funeral-like ceremony which he videotaped and placed online shortly after. While speaking with The Breakfast Club No Malice explained that the name change stemmed from the fact that he no longer wanted to portray a certain lifestyle in his music. 

“Well, you know I just seen some things. It’s always been in my music. It’s always been there. I think what my fans didn’t know what they were witnessing was me battling with myself,” No Malice explained. “I think the content of the stuff that The Clipse always talk about, even though it’s very real, I think we did it too well. And I think some people walked away with the wrong message from that. Especially seeing a lot of our friends, manager, and people that we considered family get locked up. It’s definitely an eye opener and I really don’t want to glorify that like that any longer.”

Later in the interview No Malice went on to speak on the depression he suffered from as well as the emptiness he felt despite all the material things he accumulated. 

“Being in this industry for as long as I’ve been and seeing the things that I’ve seen and accumulating the things that I’ve accumulated and have all of that and still feeling empty inside it really showed me something,” said No Malice. “And that’s what I find to be so ironic right now is that to be at the pinnacle of your career and to be touring and making money and having the things that you want but still not fulfilled. I just knew the life I was living wasn’t right. And you know, that’s not everybody. I’m just telling my story.” 

No Malice also spoke on his book Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind & Naked which was released on February 14, 2011. 

RELATED: The Clipse's Malice Plans To Change His Name

26 Comments

  • illone

    Funeral (?Backpacker?) lyrics [Malice] Wheter they gag me bound me hollow point round me (I feel ya) Dump me off the side of a bridge and drown me (uh huh) Spare my family the details on how they found me (yes) Vigil by candle light and gather round me (farewell) And talk about how I would lounge with fly women How I was flossing in clubs in fine linen (preach on) Hopping in them ill whips with chrome spinning Malice was true to the game for 9 innings (ha ha ha) We love sinning but now I answer for that Apologize to my fam I got you all dressing in black (I hear ya) A long line family and friends they signing in My niece singing solo organs and violins (yea) Wife in her black veil hands flooded with diamonds (ha ha ha) Remaining calm under each arms my children Daddys in a better place entering golden doors (talk to me) With ivory all white pillars and marble floors (yow) Brand new physical frame with no flaws On my throne thats guarded by angels with 4-4's (yea) Terror retaliate show em how real it be A split second 'fore you blazed they probably thought you was me (preach on) Returning on some Crow shit let em know shit They mess with the wrong click quick to blow shit (yea) Yall know who owned this so they end my career But still I put my tag on this earth Malice was here (I feel ya) [Chorus 2x's] Take a walk on my side No more tears no more fears no more telling me lies I only want cheers and heartfelt goodbyes My death march is here tell me whos gonna ride (ride with me ride with me ride) {overlapped by last line} [Terror] Hold me high Gucci suit and tie (yea) Let my casket reach the sky tell my girl dont cry (I fell ya) Just sing me a lullabye and let the white doves fly (uh huh) Cuz I heard from a bird its only sleep when you die (thats wrong) Break me in unison outside right thru the lens My mother cried cuz she knew that I was only true to sin (yow) Celebrate my passing with gun shots and systems blasting (uh huh) Blown up posters of Terror held by children laughing (preach on) No matter how foul my burial open casket Now simply so they can see my clusters and my diamonds smiling (hello) Im sorry I failed only cuz the ones I left were so real (uh huh) For me my doggs will lie, die, shoot, cry, or kill (feel me) First to Malice sorry that I left you half in a hole But now you'll write for both of us ill channel thoughts thru your soul (uh huh) Emmanuelle remember this when you see my nemesis Drop my picture on his chest and make his family reminisce (yow) Revenge so sweet and I crush you with the heat (uh huh) Your the first one I call when its time to put em to sleep (I love you) Now fo real grand dragon horns stabbing the skys (uh huh) Turn Mag' em laser tag em couldnt sever all ties (yea) My final request on the day im layed to rest Take my body to the ocean and have a water front ves' (feel me) This will be my burial this eulogy will be in stereo Blue Angels will draw my face during an aerial (ahh) [Chorus 4x's]

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    The only new Cats I see that come close to The Clipse are them L.E.P. Bogus Boys......in my opinion! Them niggas be pushing that heat just like pusha and malice. And they get crazy respect from the streets j

  • Mattyj

    "Im already the person I am", truer words never spoken

  • Anonymous

    I've never meet this cat or nothing but I respect his mind thou.99 percent of these niggas are fake man and he just geting older and wiser thats all nothing more then realizing what he was talking about was some dead end Shit .real recognize.

  • Anonymous

    respect. takes a lot to speak on what he did cause niggas is crazy. you got fan niggas who take things too far and shit, then u got the clowns who think cats is soft cause they tell u whats really up wit dem

  • kennyken

    from what it sounds, i dont think that it will negatively impact his music quality at all. i'm waiting to check out some future tracks...

  • Anonymous

    He was always nicer & a more clever spitter than pusha anyway...not tryn to start nothin tho

  • land lord

    I give dis man all da credit N da world. It takes a real dude to walk da walk he's walking right now. Rozay,Jeezy,Gucci Man,etc should really take notes. I'm not sayin all rap should B super positive but if we're gonna "keep it real" then lets do just dat. Stop sending deez youngsta's down a dead N street doin 100 miles/hr

  • YESSIR

    No Malice should sign to YMCMB. No Malice has swag residue dripping from his asshole. swag.

  • Alf Capone

    wish i had the old clipse back. the "lord willin" clipse

  • Imdeshawn

    I like that No Malice is speaking from a new perspective for Hip-Hop and shows some growth

  • Anonymous

    Dude dont act if you are fuckin rich.

  • Sensaye252

    Gotta grow up sometime I guess. To be honest, I seen it all along. When The Clipse first came out they were backpackers. Next thing you know, they were tryin' to front like some they were some ill drug dealers. Truth is, rappers rap about all the cocaine and money and shit because it's so easy to do. One-liners fall in your lap with that style. The real challenge is to rap about actual REAL life things and still be nice with the rhymes. We'll see if he can do it.

    • fuck off

      you're an idiot! Have you listened to Lord Willin?? Obviously not

    • Sensaye252

      You dudes are pricks...I didn't say anything remotely disrespectful about No Malice, who is obviously your idol. When they dropped The Funeral, that was some lyricists Lounge, boom-bap, underground shit. They didn't experience any success musically until they started rappin' about sellin' drugs and having money, and alligator purses, and gold toilets, or whatever the fuck these niggas rap about. If anything, I'm giving your loverboy credit for being real to himself and abandoning that style even though it brought him success. Delicate ass punks.

    • Anonymous

      Slap yaself for even disrespecting The Clipse with that backpack shit...these cats were never...ever backpackers...and they're prolly the REALEST group to do it in quite sometime...yep all they shit went right over ya lame head...

    • TigerPawRaw

      you ain't seen shit bro. backpackers?

    • you

      Clipse...100% real. No b.s. in their bars unlike most out here. Get your facts together.

    • thursdaynite

      You clearly don't know what your talking about if you think The Clipse were ever backpackers. Maybe you've never heard The Funeral from Exclusive Audio Footage, but I'm sure you heard Grindin' which is ALL about drug dealing. If you know anything about them it's that what they were rapping about was TOO real

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