(AllHipHop News) Kanye West knows that religion is a topic that always sparks conversation. Obviously, when one of Hip-Hop's biggest stars decides to name his album Yeezus, many people are going to have an opinion.
While there have been conflicting reports to the actual title is, No Malice of The Clipse, has added to the discussion on the representation of Jesus Christ in Hip-Hop.
"The Game's Jesus Piece, Clipse' Lord Willin', Kanye's album; before I had a personal knowledge and revelation of my Lord and Savior I was liable to do or say anything that a devout Christian may deem blasphemous," No Malice told AllHipHop.com exclusively. "I put His head on a chain, flooded Him with diamonds then used that same chain to seduce women."
No Malice rose in the music industry as one half of the Virginia based duo The Clipse. Along with his brother Pusha T (now a member of Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music), Clipse were best known for their vivid tales of conquering and surviving the drug game like on the classic 2002 single "Grindin'."
At that time No Malice was simply known as Malice, but in March of last year he announced on Twitter that Malice was "dead" and No Malice was born. Since then he has been outspoken about his relationship with Christ.
While No Malice has no issue confessing his love for Jesus, he makes it clear that he does not claim to be a member of any religion or judge those who choose to live their lives different from his.
"I dare not point the finger and say who has crossed religious lines because I do not subscribe to religion. Rather I subscribe to a personal relationship with Christ the King," says No Malice.
For No Malice the fact that Jesus Christ is being spoken about is the most important thing, not the intent of the speaker.
"Depending on how personal He is to you is indicative of what light you portray Him in," explains No Malice. "I tend to align myself with the Apostle Paul when he says, 'But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or in truth, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice (Philippians 1:18)'."
No Malice will be releasing his debut solo album Hear Ye Him on July 2nd. Watch a trailer for the LP below.
Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur contributed to this story.