In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker), there have been very few brotherly acts that have attained success.

In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker), there have been very few brotherly acts that have attained success. The brotherly tandem of Malice and Pusha T, better known as Clipse, look to add their names to this short list with their debut set. And if lead single "Grindin' " is any indication, the duo is well on its way. The top-10 song has turned the rap world on its ear with a simple, stripped-down track courtesy of the Neptunes, who serve as the set's executive producers. Clipse ups the ante on the James Brown-inspired "Young Boy." Other standouts include "Ego" and "Ma, I Don't Love Her" (featuring Faith Evans). Lord Willin' is proof positive that blood (and the Neptunes beats) are indeed thicker than water.—RH

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