Minus some early-career Billboard chart success, Virginia-based rappers Clipse have mostly eluded the mainstream spotlight. Music bloggers and hip-hop-heads alike have been hot on the group’s trail, however, giving brothers Malice and Pusha T heavy nods for their airtight rhymes and overall sound. While the group stuck to the production skills of Pharrell Williams for its first two albums, Clipse’s 2009 release, Til The Casket Drops, branched out to collaborations with a stable of producers like Timbaland, Scott Storch, Dame Grease, and more. It seemed like another grab for the mainstream's brass ring, but it hasn't played out that way. Clipse will likely remain a cult act—which isn't a bad fate, even if it doesn't subsidize the wealthy lifestyle captured in the group's music.