Gene 'Malice' Thornton Finds God

This article is from Issue 51: May/June 2011

Hip-hop duo The Clipse has long been known for telling some of the toughest, grittiest tales in rap. Most of their songs are about selling cocaine, threatening and, um, “harming” people who hamper their ability to sell cocaine and spend money. So it’s not just a little surprising to hear that Malice, the older brother half of the group, has revealed a newfound faith in Jesus. We recently spoke with him to hear his perspective on his faith, regrets, the “rappers-find-Jesus” phenomenon and where he’ll go from here.