As suggested by the antiquated cell phones in the above picture, it's been a long time since brothers Gene "No Malice" and Terrance "Pusha T" Thornton last rapped on a track with each other. "Shame The Devil," from No Malice's upcoming solo album, is the duo's first collaboration since their group Clipse released Til the Casket Drops in 2009.
Since Clipse went on indefinite hiatus, the Thornton brothers have taken very different paths. Pusha T went from cult favorite to radio mainstay, propelled mostly by a friendship with Kanye West and a deal with West's G.O.O.D. Music label, whereas Malice laid low, not doing much other than writing a memoir and adding a "No" to the front of his name.
"Shame The Devil" sees prodigal son No Malice return to the rap game with guns blazing, spitting fiercely over a Jamaican vocal sample that wouldn't have sounded out of place on Yeezus. Pusha shows up to close out the track, and refers to himself and No Malice as "peas in a pod," which is probably the cutest thing he's ever rapped.
No Malice's Hear Ye Him comes out this Sunday, August 18th. Watch a trailer for the album here.