By Spencer Ackerman
Malice from Virginia’s Clipse is one of the most interesting rappers out there: a former drug dealer increasingly consumed by ambivalence over the damage his choices have inflicted on others who’s possessed of a desire for righteousness. (Consider, for the first point, “Footsteps” from Till The Casket Drops and “20,000 Money-Making Brothers On The Corner” from We Got It For Cheap Vol. 3 for the second.) For this blog’s purposes, however, there’s a song on the new Clipse record that namechecks Popeyes in the chorus, and so Metal Lungies asked Mal about it:
ML: Where’s the best fried chicken in VA?
Malice: The best fried chicken in VA. I’m gonna have to give it up to Feather & Fin, man. Feather & Fin hands down. You must stop there anytime you’re in VA. Ask somebody about Feather & Fin.
Several IFA members vacation together annually and the trip involves driving through Norfolk. This year I’m stopping in at Feather & Fin.
Also, there’s this:
ML: Do you guys think the ‘Look what them Jews made me’ line in “Freedom” is offensive?
Malice: I don’t know. ‘Look what them Jews made me.’ I don’t know if it’s offensive or not, but we’re black so you should never get offended by anything that we say. I don’t know where that comes from, because especially over history we have been at the butt of everything, so I wouldn’t be offended if I was another race and somebody black said something about me. For real, I just wouldn’t be. I feel like minorities, we all in the same boat together. I think if we can say nigga we can say anything else.
It’s OK Mal! I hereby give you an official Shtetl Pass. And you got it for cheap. I’ll take you for some chopped liver at Sammy’s Roumanian next time we’re both in Manhattan.