During the miss info-hosted Fear Of God listening party a few Fridays ago, Ziplock P spoke on the tape, the future of Clipse and – perhaps most interestingly – how Malice inspired Fear Of God, despite not wanting to be a part of it.
I was ready to start a new album, after Til the Casket Drops. Malice said “Nah I can’t right now.” I was like, ‘You sure, you serious?’ He said ‘I’m just gonna finish up this book, I want to get these thoughts out’….so when I started writing the first thing for Fear of God, it scared the hell outta me. My brother’s not there. Reality set in so quick, like after bar 4. (You felt alone…) Yeah.”
“My brother’s the realest. First of all, what you don’t realize is, him doing this book [Wretched, Pitiful, Poor Blind & Naked] is just him slapping me again, telling me how much greater he is than me. ‘Cause he knows I could never write a book, I can’t do that. This book is the ultimate stunt…He’s always been the one in the verse that dug a little bit deeper. He’s always been that guy, he’s always had that perspective….that’s the amazing dynamic of the Clipse.”
Familial love trumps all.