Clipse are two brothers -- Malice and Pusha T. -- born in the Bronx but raised in Virginia. Longtime friends of super-producer team the Neptunes, Clipse debuted in 1999 with the single "The Funeral." A label drama delayed their first LP indefinitely, but the duo kept working, collaborating with such artists as Kelis, Master P, Jermaine Dupri, and Nelly Furtado. In the summer of 2002, Clipse scored a huge hit with the booming, Neptunes-produced "Grindin'." Their first full-length, Lord Willin', followed soon after, chock-full of ultra-catchy beats and raw rhymes about street life in VA.