After experiencing a spiritual transformation and becoming born again, Malice of Virginia "coke rap" outfit the Clipse has announced that he will be changing his MC name.

No longer identifying with his malicious moniker, Malice revealed in a recent interview that he will be attempting to "clean up a bit" by using a new name to represent the change in his persona.

"I'm not a malicious person, and I don't really like answering to that," the elder Thornton brother told Ruby Hornet TV. "I know that people that follow the Clipse or follow my music, they know Malice, so I understand that, I get that, but you don't want to be under any moniker that's of evil intent, that's not you. I come to more belief that there's so much power in the tongue. The power of the tongue is life and death, so I believe if you are what you fall under whether it's in your subconscious or not. It's just me trying to clean up a little bit. But I haven't thought of that name yet. So Malicious is what it is right now."

While his brother Pusha T prepares his solo debut with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, Malice is concentrating on his recently published autobiography, 'Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked,' which details his religious transformation, explaining that he is no longer in the same frame of mind he was in when he recorded the majority of his music.

"When I went through my experience, I wasn't thinking about music," he continued, explaining that he is proud of his musical achievements, but does not plan to continue glorifying cocaine sales. "The Clipse catalog, it's a great catalog of music. We were right there with the Neptunes at the height of the whole Star Trak thing in the Clipse, so I'm definitely proud of it. And I'm even more so proud of it because it has presented me with this platform here. If I had not have had the first platform, I wouldn't have this platform, so they all play a part with each other.

"It's about evolving, it's about growing and nothing stays the same. I would be very much ashamed if I come to you next year the same place I was three years ago. I'm seeing the big picture, and a lot of times we think we're writing the script, but really, we're not."

Malice's book 'Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked,' is in stores now. Pusha's currently working on a solo album, which has no release date as of yet, but he will put out his 'Fear Of God 2' mixtape on June 21.

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