Just in time for the holiday season, “The End of Malice,” the acclaimed film exploring the untold story of hip-hop star and former Clipse member Gene Thornton‘s journey from “Malice” to “No Malice,” is now available for digital download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon as well as streaming on Netflix. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
“The End of Malice” is a 43-minute intoxicating, first-person narrative of an extraordinary artist confronting the dualities of fame and family, success in the dope game, and the demanding world of mainstream music.
Featuring commentary from Malice’s brother Push T, who is a fellow Clipse member and president of Kanye Wests’ G.O.O.D Music, as well as close friend Pharrell Williams, “The End of Malice” gives never-before-seen insight into Clipse’s successful rise as pioneers of the hip-hop subgenera, coke-rap, and Malice’s abrupt departure from rap music that has left fans intrigued and perplexed.
“I don’t regret the music or the catalog of my group, but that’s only because it has given me a place to not only tell part of the truth but to tell the entire story,” said No Malice in “The End of Malice.”
The Thornton brothers — known to fans as Malice and Pusha T — achieved chart-topping success as the duo Clipse in the early 2000’s with the help of Williams’ production team, The Neptunes.
Clipse’s first album, “Lord Willin’,” opened at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-hop Album chart, and the duo quickly found themselves collaborating and touring with major acts including Pharrell, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.
In 2010, Rhapsody named the Clipse second album, “Hell Hath No Fury,” one of the top coke-rap albums of all time.
But despite the tremendous success Malice achieved, he was left questioning the significance and value of his pursuits in the music industry.
Just as the group reached the pinnacle of success in 2010, a breaking point occurred and Malice chose to leave it all, professionally separating from his brother to begin a new chapter in his music and forever be known as “No Malice.”
“Not only does this film give a never-before-seen glimpse into what really happened to Clipse, it also transcends its subject matter and openly deals with subjects that continue to consume our culture,” said Producer Brandon Ricks.
“The End of Malice” debuted on Sean Combs’ (a.k.a. P Diddy) REVOLT TV in March 2016 and has since been featured in the International Black Film Festival and received an honorable mention in the Berlin Film Festival. For more information, visit EndofMalice.com.
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