In a remarkable milestone for the legendary hip-hop duo, Clipse, brothers Pusha T and No Malice were recently honored with their own day in the heart of the United States, Washington, D.C. The duo, known for their significant contributions to the music industry over the past two decades, marked this extraordinary achievement with a memorable two-day celebration.
Pusha T took to Instagram on Saturday, November 25, to share the highlights of their visit to Washington, D.C., which took place earlier in the month. The festivities commenced with a live interview conducted by Hip Hop media veteran Noah Callahan-Bever, representing the media company Idea Generation.
Callahan-Bever reminisced on social media that his first interview with the brothers had occurred more than 20 years ago in June of 2002.
The following day, Clipse took the stage at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, headlining the ‘Hometown Heroes, Global Icons’ series by Kennedy Center Hip Hop, which celebrates artists from the DMV region. The show, titled “A Survivors Celebration,” showcased the duo’s enduring impact on the music scene.
Reflecting on the entire experience, Pusha T expressed gratitude for the warm reception they received in Washington, D.C. He highlighted a significant moment during their Kennedy Center performance – the city officially declared it “Pusha T & The Clipse Day.”
Sharing the memories on Instagram, Pusha T captioned the photos, saying, “11/16 – 11/17, WASHINGTON DC. IDEA GENERATION SIT-DOWN, CLIPSE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER, ROSEBAR AFTERPARTY. ‘A SURVIVORS CELEBRATION…’ From starting the weekend with @n_c_b and the good people @ideageneration to gracing the stage of the world-famous @kennedycenter, thank you Washington DC for embracing us as your own. Special thanks to @themarcbarnesdc and @theparkat14th, @mrtonylewisjr and Tony Lewis Sr. for the heartfelt show intro, and @mayor_bowser for naming Nov. 17th ‘Clipse Day’ in the nation’s capital.”
This remarkable recognition adds another layer to Clipse’s illustrious career, solidifying their status as influential figures in the hip-hop community. Washington, D.C.’s acknowledgment of ‘Clipse Day’ is a testament to the duo’s enduring impact on the music industry and their connection with the city’s vibrant cultural scene.