News: SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Pusha T On Cam'ron-Clipse Collabo, "His Creativity Is Nuts" [Audio]
Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 5:30PM
With a heavy street buzz surrounding their collaboration with Cam'ron, SOHH spoke with The Clipse's Pusha T to find out what the hype is all about.
While keeping details limited, Pusha called their "Back By Popular Demand" collabo "amazing" and said Cam was a cultural icon.
"This is really like our second time trying to get Cam," Pusha told SOHH. "We really tried to get Cam on 'Grindin'' remix and he didn't do it. We've always been a fan of Cam -- he's dope at what he does, but beyond that, just at how he made -- he created this cult following. Just his creativity is nuts. So we reached out to him and we got an amazing record...I think this is gonna be groundbreaking. In making this album, we were like, really trying to make sure we were in every part of the country. And with this record right here, I think I have a record that will totally, totally just go crazy on New York radio. It's just something I always wanted to make. I'm from Virginia, so when I come to New York it's always that record that just runs Hot 97 or [Power] 105 and I wanted to make one of those. We're definitely in talks [of making a music video] with this one." (SOHH)
Clipse previously compared their rap comeback to Killa's from earlier this year.
"I think what's dope about it is we're coming out of a hiatus, same with Cam'ron," Malice explained in an interview. "To come back into the arena and do so together, I think it's pretty much a big deal. [Our collaboration with Cam 'Back By Popular Demand'] is insane. I think everybody got off on that track...The Neptunes were in the studio and they were just showing off this time. A few things were a tug of war, but when they came with it, they just came with it every time." (Rap-Up)
Clipse previously broke the news of Rick Rubin turning down an opportunity to produce on their new album, Till The Casket Drops.
"He lied to us," Clipse said in an interview. "Rick Rubin lied to us. Nah, Rick Rubin ain't produce nothing. He lied to us. We went out to Malibu man, busted out with him. He gave us a lot of insight on the album and gave us some gems man. We came back, sorta re-vamped a few things and uh, you know, made the album a lot better due to that talk, for real. Definitely, it's the reason he's sitting in that [executive] seat." (Karma Loop)
Clipse said fans could expect a return to their debut album's sound for the new project in an interview last month.
"He came through with the clean sweep at the end," Clipse told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom. "We were basically like, we want hip-hop on steroids. We in a good space, we want that energy, we want that [feeling like] the first Clipse album. It was raw, a little bit more uptempo. It was hip-hop on steroids. And Pharrell creates for us. He don't go and knock off dust from old beats, he literally stops what he's doing and creates fresh joints. Sometimes we fight, disagreeing over music. We go back to the drawing board but that's what we gotta do, we gotta push each other." (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
Till The Casket Drops is slated to land in stores October 2009.
Check out Pusha T's SOHH interview below: