With recent buzz about a speculated deal for Kanye West to work with The Clipse‘s Pusha T, the rappers’ close associate Pharrell shared his thoughts on what this could mean for the duo.
Having been signed to Pharrell’s Star Trak since 2001, the producer believes Pusha would make a nice fit alongside Yeezy.
“I think that’s gonna be amazing,” Pharrell said. “[Pusha] had been working with ‘Ye. I told him, ‘You should do that.’ We made a lot of great records together, and we’ll continue to make great records. I want him to grow and get other experiences out in the world. He’s gotta figure that out. He’s gotta go out there and see it. Make no mistake, lyrically, that kid is one of the greats — him and his brother. Lyrically, those guys are really serious. They’re well-respected by all of the good dudes. Jay-Z loves them, T.I., Jeezy loves them. All of your favorite rappers, they appreciate a Pusha line or a Malice line. They do. I’m saying with respect for all those artists — I work with those artists. I know the conversations we had. They like what they do. It’s been a long time coming for Pusha and what it is he’s trying to do. He’s gonna get it. And Malice too.” (MTV)
Pusha stirred up some speculation with numerous “good” references and Hawaii in a recent interview.
“That’s just a good day,” Pusha said in an interview about dropping a mixtape on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music Day in September. “A great day for music, but it’s a ‘good’ day. I mean, you know. I been to Hawaii. Hawaii is a nice place. Good music is made down there, ya know. So, yeah, I was there. I can’t say too much about that. I think everybody’s gonna be in for a big surprise. A very big surprise.” (MTV)
The rapper’s upcoming Fear of God mixtape will also reportedly feature production from West.
Pusha T will release the street album on the same day that Kanye West and his fellow G.O.O.D. Music signees, Kid Cudi, Consequence and Big Sean will release their respective albums. The upcoming mixtape is reportedly set to feature production from West along with all original verses, making it worthy of joining ranks with the highly-anticipated G.O.O.D. Music drop date. (The Boom Box)
G.O.O.D. Music’s GLC recently clarified speculation on whether or not the company was a record label.
“G.O.O.D Music isn’t a label for one; a lot of people have the misconception that G.O.O.D Music is a label but really it’s basically a family and like a production company. What they do is you get a distribution deal and if you’re a G.O.O.D Music artist, then you come out on G.O.O.D Music and the distribution deal. Whoever I decide to do my deal with it will be through G.O.O.D Music because I’m a G.O.O.D Music artist.” (Hip Hop DX)
Listen to Kanye West & The Clipse’s “Kinda Like A Big Deal” below: