NEW YORK, N.Y. – VIBE and Second Films are partnering to host a special preview screening of “The End of Malice,” a new film that shares the untold story of hip-hop star and former Clipse member Gene Thornton’s journey from “Malice” to “No Malice,” at AMC Loews 19th St. East 6 on March 2, 2016.
“The End of Malice” addresses the infatuation and obsession with rap and drug culture that is systemic in inner cities and urban communities. The screening will help facilitate conversations around these matters in order to shed light on the mentality of those who are convinced that drugs and hip-hop are the only viable paths to success in life.
Following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A and meet-and-greet session with No Malice and VIBE’s senior music editor, Mikey Fresh.
“I’ve followed the Clipse career since day,” said VIBE’s Mikey Fresh. “There just isn’t a group that has more of a true-to-life story than No Malice and Pusha T.”
Featuring insightful commentary from Malice’s brother and fellow Clipse member, Pusha T, as well as his close friend, Pharrell Williams, “The End of Malice” is a 40-minute intoxicating, first-person narrative of an extraordinary artist confronting the dualities of fame and family, success in the dope game, and the demanding world of mainstream music.
In 2002, the brother duo Clipse dropped like a bomb on the music scene, reverberating out of Virginia Beach with an undeniable swagger as they cleverly spit rhymes about the dope game over hard-hitting beats from The Neptunes’ super producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The Thorntons quickly rose to prominent fame as a hip-hop subgenre was born — coke-rap — and brothers Malice and Pusha T were the centerpieces in a storm of sudden stardom.
“There’s no college course for dealing with fame and success,” said Pharrell in “The End of Malice.” “But when you’re given a cocktail like that … you’re supposed to sip slow.”
But despite the tremendous success Malice achieved, he was left questioning the significance and value of his pursuits in the music industry. Just as the group reached the pinnacle of success in 2010, a breaking point occurred and Malice chose to leave it all, professionally separating from his brother to begin a new chapter in his music and forever be known as “No Malice.”
“I don’t regret the music or the catalog of my group, but that’s only because it has given me a place to not only tell part of the truth but to tell the entire story,” said No Malice.
The VIBE screening, part of a 16-city tour, will take place March 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at AMC Loews 19th St. East 6, located at 890 Broadway. Limited tickets are available now at http://www.endofmalice.com/screenings.
“The End of Malice” is a collaboration of Second Films and Ditoremayo Entertainment. The 16-city film tour will begin Feb. 15 and run through March 10. “The End of Malice” will receive its worldwide television premiere on REVOLT TV on Sunday, March 27, 2016.
For more information about or to purchase tickets for “The End of Malice” preview screening, visit EndofMalice.com.