Here at The Urban Advocate, we try out best to bring our audience individuals who are uplifting and discuss topics that will entertain, enlighten and inspire people. Recently, we got a chance to chop it up with one of the pioneers of "coke-rap" who had a life-changing experience and decided to walk away from the rap game after much success.
For those of you who don't remember No Malice, in 2001 he burst on to the music scene under the tutelage of super-producers The Neptunes, along with his younger brother, Pusha T. As one-half of Clipse, No Malice (then known simply as, Malice) was apart of many chart-topping hits such as "Grindin'" and "What Happened To That Boy" with Birdman. He toured all over the country with artists like Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Fabolous and worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. Seemed like he was living a charmed life, right? Well, not quite. During the height of his success, No Malice began to realize that he wasn't at home with his life. Amid the inner turmoil he was facing, he tried to mask it and numb himself to this uneasy feeling he was facing, to no avail. No Malice reached a point where he could no longer continue and decided to leave the rap game, the success and his brother. This life changing decision couldn't have come at a better time. In 2009, many members of the Clipse crew, including Anthony 'Geezy' Gonzales, who at one time was the lead manager for hip-hop duo, was arrested and charged with leading a $10 million drug ring and faced an 82-count indictment for drug trafficking. He could no longer ignore this feeling that it was time for his life to change.
In our in-depth conversation with No Malice, he opened up to us about his upcoming film "The End of Malice", which is set to debut on Revolt TV on March 27th. We also got a chance to discuss the mind-set behind leaving the Clipse, his relationship with his brother, his relationship with Pharrell and all of this other projects.
Check out the trailer for The End of Malice, which is a collaboration effort with I Am Second.
For more information on the film and how you can see it, please visit endofmalice.com.
Remon is a multi-media personality. He is the founder of The Urban Advocate, co-host of The Vincent Tucker Radio Show and videographer.