No Malice recently talked to Noisey about his impending return to music after a four-year hiatus, saying that recording is “second nature” to him. He also added he has become a more well-rounded emcee in his time off from the industry.
“This rap game to me is second nature. It feels good to be back in the studio,” explained. “It feels really good to be able to do something with my brother, and with Ab-Liva, the Re-Up Gang. It’s like exercise. You never forget what it is. I just feel like now I got more content, better content. Way more substance. It really means a lot to me.”
No Malice also discussed his relationship with his brother and Clipse cohort Pusha T. He said that there was never any friction between him and Pusha regarding his departure, and that they are both supportive of each others’ individual careers.
“I think people try to make up things, but [Pusha and I] never have any problems,” he explained. “We laugh and joke; everything is cool. We’re two grown men, and any two grown men that are still joined at the hip, to me, there’s something wrong with that. I’m definitely on my path. My lifestyle has changed. I’ve grown a lot and continue to grow. I’m not the same person that I was, and I’m trying to express that in my music. Pusha is doing his thing. He’s everywhere. He’s enjoying his work and everything that he has going on, and we’re proud of him and continue to show support.”
As of late, both No Malice and Pusha T have been working on their respective solo debuts, Hear Ye Him and My Name is My Name. Most recently, Pusha revealed that the Clipse’s fourth album will be titled As God As My Witness.