Pusha T is a legend in the game and his latest release, Daytona, solidifies his position.
In his latest interview with Julie Adenuga on Beats 1 Radio Pusha T talks his new album and how he’s juggling being G.O.O.D Music president and artist, revealing that the dual role helps keep him competitive:
“I feel like that part of the maturation process of Pusha T, it’s like I’ve been in this game for a minute and I’ve been the selfish artist, like I just want all the attention, but I feel like what keeps me competitive in this space and in the game right now is having extensions to other artists and looking at the game through their eyes.”
King Push also revealed that Kanye’s announcement of 52 albums in 52 weeks came as a surprise to him and that he found out online like everyone else:
“I didn’t even hear about that from him (Kanye) I saw it online like you did and I ignored it the best way I could. I was like, this thing come across my radar and I’mma act like it doesn’t even exist… I’m only 100% focussed on G.O.O.D, so if you mean 52 albums, then I’m gonna just stay within the G.O.O.D family. If he has some like you know personal extensions that he’d like to do that he’s gonna put himself to task too, that’s fine.”
Although Pusha is known for his legendary flows in Hip-Hop, he lets fans know not to sleep on his ear when it comes to R&B as he notes that his fellow labelmate Teyana Taylor is his favorite release this summer:
“Teyana is my favorite… People don’t know that my love for R&B is like, London, London R&B, the R&B that I used to hear when I’d come over here and it was like Garage, but they used to have like amazing women singing and I never knew who they were. They used to like sing really really ill over these beats and it was crazy but umm that’s why London sort of became one of my favorite cities and it’s just that whole R&B vibe, I love R&B music. I love the writing that goes into R&B music, more so the writing when the writings like good and hits you right here. It’s dope, more so than the melodies for me. Teyana is super talented and a lot of time it’s just about timing, you know I feel like she’s been waiting in the wings for a minute but sometimes it lines up, you know it starts with ‘Fade’ and people beginning to see her greatness and how she is and how she’s matured over the years. Yeah but I mean, I think there’s plenty of more room on the G.O.O.D roster.”