The Clipse say they couldn’t be in a better place than where they are now: touring with legends Ice Cube and Tha Dogg Pound.
“That sh– is huge,” Malice said from Cali last week. “Everybody is coming out to see Cube. I got a lot of respect for him.”
“It’s a good thing for us, for [the fans], to see us with them,” Pusha T added. “They’ve been showing us a lot of love out here.”
The artists had thrown around the idea of touring together at a Dogg Pound video shoot and decided to make it a reality (see “Snoop, Ice Cube, Xzibit Show ’Cali’ Love In DPGC Video” ).
The tour ends in early June, and the Virginia duo say that’s when they plan to shoot the video for “Mr. Me Too.” The song, which features Mr. Skateboard P himself, Pharrell Williams, is just one of three tracks that Mal and Push plan to release before their Hell Hath No Fury LP comes out in late August or early September.
“We put everything on the table, everything on it,” Pusha said. “The next record is going to be called ’What It Do,’ featuring Slim Thug on the hook. It’s definitely a banger. I just can’t wait to shoot the video.”
“Then there’s another record called ’Keys Open Doors,’ ” Malice added. “It’s just a testament, to like hip-hop and that whole art of being dope and fresh and creative. Street hip-hop at its finest.”
There’s a third installment of the mixtape We Got It for Cheap coming, but the Clipse might shoot for something bigger first.
“We’re trying to put that together right now, but at the same time, we’re working on this Re-Up Gang album,” Malice said of the Clipse’s side project with Ab-Liva and the Sandman. “The people are ready to hear that true body of work.”