In the new record by Kanye West, Jesus is King, artist No Malice and Pusha T from Clipse collaborate on “Use This Gospel” along with Kenny G the famous saxophone artist. Five years after No Malice promised that Clipse would never reunite, Kanye got the brothers to rap again on his new album, Jesus is King a decade after Clipse’s last album, Til The Casket Drops.
In a Vulture article, Pusha T admitted, “Awwww man,” he says, letting out a long sigh. “I’m the younger brother, man. I mean, I’m happier than — I can’t even express it!” Working together again as Clipse wasn’t something Pusha thought would ever happen, after years of No Malice turning down lucrative gigs. Pusha T wasn’t sure No Malice would say yes to the collaboration on West’s new album, “The whole theme of the Jesus Is King album totally speaks to where my brother is,” he said. “Him and Kanye definitely bonded, probably way more than me and Ye bonded in the creation of this.”
Once the brothers got to the studio, they were able to perfect and correct each other as only brothers can do. “I’m laying down verses, and he’s like, ‘Ah, that probably could be better. You could say that better.’ And I’m like, ‘You’re right.’ Or, ‘It sounds cooler this way or that way. It’s too many words in that line!’” Push said. “Just having that scrutiny [is important]. It’s a scrutiny that he doesn’t hesitate with, because he’s my older brother.”
“Everybody’s saying that’s the only one [album] that No Malice would rap on. It was just beautiful. They were out here [in Wyoming] working on the album just five months ago,” Kanye recalled to Zane Lowe in a prerecorded interview that aired on Thursday. “I remember sayin’ I wasn’t even gonna rap. I didn’t know how to rap for God. So I remember No Malice being like, “I’ma write you a rap for this. You gon’ rap on this.” He continued, “This is such a win for the kingdom.”
Pusha T and West also collaborated with Lauryn Hill on “Coming Home.” Pusha T also put out “Sociopath” with both songs fresh material from Good Music record label founded by West, with Pusha T as its president. The label pushed out a series of six albums as part of the Wyoming Sessions, which included releases from Pusha T, West, Kid Cudi, Nas and Teyana Taylor.
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