Gene Elliott Thornton Jr. is the rapper formerly known as “Malice” and famously changed his name to “No Malice” after a very public conversion to Christianity. He even made a video where he attended a ‘funeral’ to bury his former self.
In a documentary just released on Netflix, “The End of Malice” the rap pioneer explores how despite achieving massive success, the spoils of hip-hop stardom weren’t enough to bring him fulfillment.
Through his brother and rap partner Terrence Thornton (a.k.a Pusha T), and close friend, Pharrell Williams, his quest to find ultimate meaning and purpose ultimately led him to Christ.
In a two minute video by I Am Second, the artist explains how he left his old drug dealing ways after the “devil came knocking” in 2009 because “he was coming to get his stuff back.”
.@NoMalice757 delves into the life changing moment that led to him becoming No Malice in new doc #TheEndOfMalice. https://t.co/ZktibbcaPg pic.twitter.com/MduBNvQSiK
— Okayplayer (@okayplayer) December 21, 2016
Malice introduced his first solo album Hear Ye Him in 2013 and this past July he publicly shared his song titled “Jesus Christ.”
Listen to Jesus Christ (Radio Edit) by NoMalice757 #np on #SoundCloud https://t.co/6qvVQTPJ7A
— HEAR YE HIM (@NoMalice757) July 22, 2016
The “End of Malice” first came out in March of this year on Revolt television before becoming available on Netflix last week.
(H/T I Am Second)