The End of Malice shares the untold story of hip-hop star and former Clipse member Gene Thornton’s journey from “Malice” to “No Malice.” The End of Malice is a first person narrative of the complications brought on by fame, family, success in the dope game, and the demanding world of mainstream music.
In 2002, the brother duo Clipse stormed the music scene with an undeniable swagger, catchy soul filled rhymes, and 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. Their first album, Lord Willin’, opened at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-hop Album chart-, and the duo quickly found themselves collaborating and touring with major acts including Pharrell, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.
Just as the group reached the pinnacle of success in 2010, Malice found himself questioning the significance and value of his pursuits in the music industry. It was his breaking point, 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.”
The film features insightful commentary from No Malice’s brother and fellow Clipse member, Pusha T, as well as his close friend, Pharrell Williams.“Even the most saved and sanctified person lives in a secular world,” Pharrell said. “It’s what you have on the inside that’s supposed to ground you.”
The End of Malice explores No Malice’s motives, future and music. The film transcends its subject matter and openly deals with subjects that have consumed mainstream culture.
The End of Malice is a collaboration of Second Films and Ditoremayo Entertainment. A 16-city film tour from Feb. 15 through March 10 will allow select audiences to preview the film and take part in a Q&A and meet-and-greet session with No Malice.
- Feb. 15 – Evansville, Indiana
- Feb. 16 – Louisville, Kentucky
- Feb. 17 – St. Louis, Missouri
- Feb. 18 – Chicago, Illinois
- Feb. 22 – New Orleans, Louisiana
- Feb. 23 – Memphis, Tennessee
- Feb. 24 – Birmingham, Alabama
- Feb. 25 – Atlanta, Georgia
- Feb. 29 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- March 1 – Newark, New Jersey
- March 2 – New York, New York
- March 3 – Virginia Beach, Virginia
- March 7 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- March 8 – Dallas, Texas
- March 9 – Houston, Texas
- March 10 – Los Angeles, California
The End of Malice will receive its worldwide television premiere on REVOLT TV on Sunday, March 27, 2016.
For more information about The End of Malice, including tour dates and ticket information, visit the film’s official website.