One of the tracks on entertainment mogul Kanye West’s latest album “Jesus Is King” brought two brothers — former drug dealers — back together.
Rapper Pusha T and No Malice, Terrence LeVarr Thornton and Gene Elliot Thornton, Jr., respectively, parted ways when No Malice — formerly known as Malicious or Malice — became a Christian, changed his stage name, and dropped out of the sibling hip-hop duo Clipse.
The Thornton brothers reunited on West’s “Use This Gospel.”
In No Malice’s verse, he rapped, “Blindfolded on this road, watch me faith walk. Just hold on to your brother when his faith lost.” The song is all about forgiveness and redemption.
And when asked what it was like to work with his older brother again, Pusha T told Vulture, “I’m the younger brother, man. I mean, I’m happier than — I can’t even express it!”
Back in 2014, Pusha T told CNN’s Bill Weir he was uncertain he would ever get the chance to work with his older brother again, though the two siblings have remained close and talk every day. At the time, he told Weir he wanted to work with No Malice again “one way or another.”
Now, most of No Malice’s music has a faith-based angle. When Weir asked the elder Thornton if he regretted turning his back on all the fame and fortune that came with Clipse, No Malice replied, “That money was out for my life. I can’t make drug use look cool anymore. I have a message and I have to share it. I have enough blood on my hands.”
Watch Weir’s interview with the Thornton brothers below: