Following the release of his Jesus Is King album, Kanye West reunited Clipse to perform “Use This Gospel” at The Forum in Los Angeles on Sunday (Oct. 27). The Virginia brothers haven’t shared the stage since the 2000’s, splitting up in 2010 to focus on solo projects. After signing onto Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music in 2011, Pusha T released My Name Is My Name in 2013, with No Malice also dropping his solo album, Hear Ye Him, that same year.
The duo stood out in dark outfits, standing with Ye in the center of a crowd of Sunday Service gospel singers, dressed in all white. The performance began with a powerful saxophone solo from the legendary Kenny G, which transitioned into a Kanye-led chant. Clipse delivered their “Use This Gospel” bars, making a return from their hiatus look effortless.
“Use This Gospel” is the duo’s first collaboration in six years, since Pusha appeared on No Malice’s Hear Ye Him track, “Shame the Devil.”
In 2016, No Malice told Billboard that he hasn’t completely counted out a potential Clipse reunion.
“I’ma tell you that I learned to never say never, and I don’t shut the door on anything. I really don’t. In fact, I would like to see Clipse do it,” he said. “But I just do things differently. When the people want Clipse, they want Clipse. They want what they know about the Clipse. I’m not trying to tamper with that brand or try to change it into something different. But what I actually know in my heart are parts. I’ve said it before, my brother and I would definitely make clown soup out of all these MCs. Now that much I know.”
Shortly after releasing Jesus Is King, Kanye announced he’ll be hitting the road to perform the album “right away.” No word yet on if Clipse will be accompanying him on the upcoming tour. Ye did tell TMZ that the tour will be “something different,” also reiterating that he’s sticking to his decision to not perform old hits, at least in their original form.
Watch Clipse reunite with Kanye West in their “Use This Gospel” Sunday Service performance below.
Clipse REUNITE to perform “Use This Gospel” with Kanye West at Sunday Service Experience along with an incredible performance by Kenny GPosted by DefJam on Sunday, October 27, 2019