No Malice joined The Breakfast Club to discuss his book Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind & Naked, in which he shares his stories and life experiences. He talks about making changes in his life and music, confessing to his wife about his infidelity, his former manager getting sentenced to 33 years in prison and the new mixtape he’s working on.
“I just seen some things and [religion has] always been in my music, it’s always been there. I think what my fans didnt know, what they were witnessing was me battling with myself. I think the content of the stuff that the Clipse always talk about, even though it was very real, I think we did it too well. And I think some people walked away with the wrong message from that. Especially seeing a lot of our friends, manager, and people that we considered family getting locked up. It’s definitely an eye opener and I really don’t want to glorify that any longer.”
“If I could just spare some of the young cats, the youth, some of the trials that go along with this music, that is just so great and that you love bobbin your head to and rocking out to. It’s good to enjoy it, I dare not condem it, I love it. When I listen to that music, I listen to it and I don’t let it mold me, I don’t let it make me who I am, I’m already who I am So I just enjoy it and take it for what it is.”
“It’s something about this thing we’re in called the flesh that never stops and I realized that. And being in this industry for as long as I been and seeing the things that I’ve seen and accumulating the things that I’ve accumulated, having all that and still feeling empty inside, it really showed me something, and that’s what I find to be so ironic right now, to be at the pinnacle of your career and to be touring and making money, and having the things that you want, but still not fullfilled. I just knew the life that I was living wasn’t right. And that’s not everybody, I’m just telling my story.”