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Clipse On The Mixtape Controversy

Posted By on January 26, 2007

Pusha T sounded off to SOHH, moments before his recent New York City performance, about the RIAA mixtape controversy, disappointing album sales and what's next for Clipse.

"It's always good to perform, it's always good to see the reaction from the crowd, the album was highly anticipated. New York has been a great place for us and we think this show is gonna be crazy," Pusha told SOHH before hitting the stage.

Reflecting on Clipse' personal success on the mixtape circuit, Pusha T also spoke out about the arrests of DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon earlier in the month.

"I feel Drama's arrest is fucked up. We ride with you Drama, we support any and everybody that's in the struggle. Once you're in the industry you think the struggle is over, but as you can see and Drama and Cannon can see, it's not. We stand by you. It's fucked up. There's real crimes out there and we're just making music. We're gonna be doing this mixtape thing until the day we die, we're gonna be throwing them joints out and it is what it is, come and get us."

While Hell Hath No Fury has been ranked by many as one of the best albums of 2006, sales have been a disappointment for the duo but the group continues to lay plans for 2007.

"We're not really watching the charts like that. We're not happy with the album sales but we have no control over that. We just keep doing what we do," Pusha said before revealing that the duo are currently laying down music for their next mixtape, "We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 3: The Spirit of Competition." "We just think we better. We're also shooting a movie Hell Hath No Fury the movie/musical, with a soundtrack that's all Re-Up Gang music. It's gonna be a Re-Up Gang Year in 2007!"

Skyzoo, Remo Tha Rapstar and Kidz In The Hall also performed for the Bowery Ballroom crowd on Wednesday (January 24), before yielding the stage for duo who ran through material from Lord Willin' and Hell Hath No Fury as well as the We Got it 4 Cheap mixtapes. They were also joined onstage by the Re-Up Gang's Ab-Liva, Sandman and Rosco P. Coldchain, who was recently released from prison.