In a recent Vulture interview, Pusha T and No Malice, collectively known as the Clipse, confirmed they are working on a new album. This project will be their first release since 2009’s Til the Casket Drops and will be entirely produced by their longtime collaborator, Pharrell.

The brothers expressed their excitement about the album, emphasizing its maturity and high level of craftsmanship. Pusha T highlighted the duo’s growth and refinement, stating, “I think this is where you get the difference between taste and filler. This music is curated. This is a high taste-level piece of work.”

No Malice echoed these sentiments, noting that the album’s focus on fundamentals and authenticity sets it apart from other projects. “This is smart basketball,” he said. “It’s fundamentals. And not only that, it’s authenticity. It’s what rap should look like if you’re real about your craft, real about your experience, real about your storytelling.”

The duo underscored the importance of Pharrell’s production, emphasizing that it aligns with their vision for the album. “Pharrell producing everything is also an ode to the type of music and the type of albums we want to make,” Pusha T explained. “We still want to make full bodies of work. These are movies, man. These aren’t just songs.”

While the brothers did not reveal details about possible features, they confirmed they did not work with Chad Hugo, the other half of the Neptunes production team, due to his ongoing legal issues with Pharrell over the rights to The Neptunes brand. A release date for the album has yet to be announced.