For a minute, it felt like a Clipse reunion was actually happening. It started when Karen Civil posted exclusive news about a new Clipse record being released in 2014, followed by a Facebook photo that Pusha T posted of the brothers with the foreshadowing caption, "It's Coming." When No Malice appeared on 106 & Park and Bow Wow asked him about the possibility of a new Clipse record, Thornton mysteriously replied, "With God, all things are possible." Complete with two in-studio photos of The Neptunes via Pusha T, it looked like divine intervention would be blessing us with more porcelain coke raps in 2014.
But then reality kicked in. The buzz crested quickly as Ziplock P shot down rumors of a new Clipse LP, saying, "I’m on my Pusha T right now. I don’t wanna mislead nobody, but we just working." And now, No Malice is saying that Clipse are not working on a new album. Just like that, the dream evaporated.
We're trying to keep hope alive, so we dug into our trove of Clipse treasures and scrapped together 10 dope songs of theirs that you probably never heard, ranging from features on Philly's Most Wanted records to a cut off Pharrell's Gangsta Grillz. We're sure a new Clipse project will materialize sooner or later, so think of this as the key-bump that'll calm you down until the full package arrives.
Written by Max Weinstein (@dubmaxx)
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