In 2002 the 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 super producers, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (The Neptunes). A hip-hop subgenre was born - coke rap - and brothers Malice and Pusha T were the centerpieces in a storm of sudden stardom. But despite the tremendous success Malice achieved, he was left questioning the significance and value of his pursuits in the music industry. “I was always frustrated, always angry and I didn’t know why. If I’d never had money I would have thought my anger stemmed from being broke. But now I had money and tons of it and still was not fulfilled. I had a deep void in my life.” - Malice Throughout the next decade the Thornton brothers made music that would forever influence a generation of hip hop fans, while Gene descended deeper into guilt and personal turmoil. Finally, at the breaking point, with a multi-million dollar drug bust taking down his manager and several members of his inner circle, Gene chose to turn away from the rap game and start a journey of spiritual renewal. “I'm not talking about what I've been talking about anymore. I'm not doing it any more!” - Malice The End of Malice is an intoxicating first person narrative from an extraordinary artist confronting the dualities of fame and family, success in the dope game and the demanding world of mainstream music. Told with revealing authenticity by Malice and insightful commentary by Pusha T and Pharrell Williams, this documentary transcends its subject matter and openly deals with subjects that have consumed mainstream culture.
Cast & Crew
- Second Films/I Am Second
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.