Guest Star: "[My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy] Is Really About Lyricism"

Friday, Nov 19, 2010 3:00PM

Written by SOHH for Pusha T

[With Kanye West's much-anticipated comeback nearing fruition, "So Appalled" and "Runaway" collaborator Pusha T talks about pushing his sound into My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.]

I think that my sound, as far as lyrically, is that of a hip-hop purist. [The album] is really about lyricism. My subject matter isn't always the brightest and I feel like My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy harps on certain issues. This album has emotional overtones to it, which coincides with how I write.

When you have a song like "Runaway", where you're admitting [your] faults as a man, you're admitting fault and talking about being a douchebag but at the end of the day, you still get the notion that a guy's learned his lesson. He's still about fixing it and not [ignoring his issues.] It's an a**hole way of thinking, but, it's very real, sort of like how my music always is.

And it was the same approach with "So Appalled". You just had all types of emotional lines in it but still keeping with the same true essence of hip-hop and punchlines and bars that make you really scrunch your face up. That over top of his music is just phenomenal.

Pusha T is most known as a member of the Virginia duo The Clipse, and most recently was inducted into Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music family. The rapper appears on "So Appalled" and "Runaway," both tracks from Kanye West's upcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.

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