The looooong-awaited sophomore effort By The Clipse, titled Hell Hath No Fury, has finally been given a release date of October 31.
The duo of Pusha T and Malice were discovered by The Neptunes, who produced their heralded debut, Lord Willin’. But when the The Neptunes took their Star Trak Entertainment label (to which the Clipse were signed) off Arista, The Clipse got caught in the shuffle and were tied up in label red tape and paperwork since the release of their 2002 debut.
The new effort will be release on their own Re-Up label through Jive Records and will feature guest spots from Pharrell, Slim Thug, the Re-Up Gang and Roscoe P. Coldchain.
"It's a fresh album,” Malice told MTV News. “There's no way we could use the same album; we're in a totally different place. You can hear what we've been through. It's good to let people in on it. It's been sitting up, and it's good to let the cat out of the bag. The feedback has been good. It's a classic. ... It's going to be reminiscent of classic East Coast hip-hop."
The group says the album will be accompanied by a movie.
"I'm not sure when we're gonna start shooting, but we're about to write it up," Pusha added. "It's basically like [Jay-Z's film] 'Streets Is Watching.' It's gonna be a defining moment. It's the album, seven videos off of it, narrated, and the story line is what we've been doing the past four years on hiatus. The videos fit around the story."