Clipse member Malice changes his rap moniker [Video] | Music News

Out with the old, in with the new. After finding religion and adopting a new outlook on life, the Clipse member formerly known as Malice has released a short video officially announcing the death of his old persona.

The video opens with a few Biblical quotes about malice, then follows the Virginia MC into a wake where his new, bowtied self peers into a casket where his old, hoodied self lies resting in peace — an obvious metaphor for his recent personality shift. The minute-long clip ends by prompting viewers to follow him at his new Twitter handle, @NoMalice757, apparently introducing “No Malice” as his new pseudonym.

The Clipse, composed of No Malice and his younger brother Pusha T of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music camp — both highly respected lyricists — had become known for spitting intricate, highly descriptive rhymes largely covering the good, bad and ugly aspects of the cocaine trade. It is yet to be seen how No Malice’s new attitude will change his music.

His new album, Hear Ye Him!, is slated for release this summer. His critically-acclaimed book, Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked, which is a testament to the role religion has played in his life, is in stores now.

I guess Nas was right when he said “a thug changes.” Check the video out below: