It’s been well over a decade since Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, also known as The Neptunes, got The Clipse together for a new song. Now, blood brothers Pusha-T and No Malice have reunited with the Star Trak founders for their latest collaboration on Nigo’s new album.
On Friday, March 25, Nigo formally broke his 20+ year hiatus from music by releasing his new album I Know NIGO! Among the star-studded tracklist, The Clipse appears in track No. 3, “Punch Bowl” produced by The Neptunes. Pharrell introduces the record with his adlibs before Pusha kicks things off his with verse. No Malice joins in towards the end of the record.
“Shed nightmares of feds rushin’ in,” Pusha raps on the track. “Shared my world, they couldn’t touch a sin/I got it and lost it and got rich again, While y’all signed papers and handed pictures in/Taught you to fish to become fisherman, I ain’t washed this money for you to risk again/We had chipped brianna, we ain’t cheapin’ in.”
My entire life’s been blessed beyond measure,” No Malice raps. “If this marks the end of an era, it’s been a pleasure/The wings still weighs under Carreras, The dream’s still king like it’s Coretta/The dream still big like Ms. Valletta/My ching go bling, meet me in Dulles/Covered in tats like it was colors.”
Elsewhere in the album are collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Teriyaki Boyz, Gunna, Pop Smoke, A$AP Ferg and Tyler, The Creator. On the day before the album dropped, Tyler released the video to the closing song “Come On, Let’s Go.”
Williams and Hugo helped produce and release The Clipse’s most popular projects Lord Willin’ (2002), Hell Hath No Fury (2006) and Til The Casket Drops (2009). The latter was the duo’s final album together. Prior to “Punch Bowl,” The Clipse first reunited on wax after a decade for Kanye West’s Jesus Is King album. Listen to “Punch Bowl” below.