The Clipse’s Pusha T will finally release his first project since joining Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music crew last summer by dropping his long-awaited Fear of God mixtape this month.
According to reports, Pusha is looking to drop the underground project around mid-March.
Last month, Pusha T told us his highly anticipated 13-track Fear of God mixtape was complete. The project–which will feature production from Kanye West, Nottz, Swizz Beatz and him rhyming over some throwback instrumentals–finally drops on March 21. P blamed the delay of the tape on guest verse hold ups. “I’m just waiting on a couple features before I let it go. ‘My God’ is definitely going to be on Fear Of God. As you can see with ‘My God,’ it’s that sophisticated street hip-hop that people have come to know me for.” (Complex)
The project’s latest single, “My God,” hit the Internet last month.
Pusha T’s “My God” was actually posted late Friday and has spent its time since bouncing from emphatic hip-hop blog co-sign to emphatic hip-hop blog co-sign … and, now, predictably, to an emphatic Vulture co-sign. Pusha’s spent over a decade standing out, whether on Clipse tracks or random remixes or critically acclaimed smash Kanye singles. But this is his first time, officially, as a solo artist. He does not fumble the opportunity. (New York Mag)
Last September, Pusha explained his motivation behind delaying Fear of God.
“It’s just that we’re doing something different as far as releasing music. You can tell with the whole G.O.O.D. Friday thing. I stopped putting out my freestyles frivolously. This music is really–d*mn, I don’t know how else to put it–it’s really good. [Laughs] Too many artists are dropping music haphazardly. Our music isn’t flash-in-the-pan music, whereas a lot of that other stuff is…[Fear of God] is going to be put out, but it’s going to be put out systematically. I’m not going to put a date or time on it until we get the format locked in. It might be something digital’ it might not. The G.O.O.D. family is trying to switch things up a little bit.” (VIBE)
Outside of mixtape talk, Pusha recently spoke to SOHH about his forthcoming G.O.O.D. Music retail solo debut.
“The way I want to put out my solo album, those ideas are definitely taking form right now,” Pusha told SOHH. “It’s just that I want the world to understand that in The Clipse, well, I look at it like this. A lot of people understand the dichotomy with Pusha being more brash, the more wordplay-type one. And then you have my brother, Malice, being the more introspective and more conscious-driven. And it’s not that I don’t think like that, it’s just the fact that we play roles in our group. And we’re d*mn good at that. And I’m d*mn good at this. And it’s not that I don’t have those views, I think I just want the world to get a full 360-degree perspective of myself, my opinions and my mind.” (SOHH)
Check out Pusha T’s “My God” down below: