G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T recently revealed what he dropped major paper down on when he blew up and started bringing in big paychecks at the start of his career.
According to Pusha, he spent around $60,000 on a whip back in 2001.
What was the first thing you bought when you got rich? I bought my mom’s Jaguar in 2001. I ain’t had no hits. Zero. I can’t even speak for that. How much did it cost? It was a new body at the time. It was around $60,000. Does she still have it? Yeah. You know what’s so funny? She does and she has absolutely no miles on it. It didn’t go anywhere. They towed it the other day and she really needs to start driving her car. I guess she can get rid of it. I don’t know. I’ll find something to do with it. (Complex)
Recently, the G.O.O.D. Music star talked about the Internet Age helping mesh today’s current mixture of music fans.
“I think the shift came along with the Internet and blog culture,” Pusha said in an interview. “Because the mixtapes were promoted and critically acclaimed through the Internet, more so than on the street corners or in the mom and pop record stores in the hood. It was more an Internet thing, and I think that gave everyone access to the music we were making…[and] then you have the whole streetwear culture–and that’s some of everybody at this point.” (Tanning of America)
The Virginia-bred emcee also said he embraces the different showings of hip-hop heads at his concerts.
“I love how it diversifies everything. I love going to my shows and seeing some of everybody at my shows,” Pusha added. “It makes for a bigger reaction once the show is over. All those kids hit the streets, and they’re all screaming the same thing, but they’re all screaming it in their respective areas. Some kids are going back to the hood, back to high school in the suburbs, and some kids are going to college. Some kids are going to black college, some to white college. I perform everywhere. I perform at all types of colleges.” (Tanning of America)
He recently boasted about his crew’s star-studded Cruel Summer compilation LP.
In the days immediately following the album’s release, more than a few reviews continue to nitpick at Kanye’s work on Cruel Summer, accusing him of giving it a half effort, but Pusha is clear about his thoughts on the project. “I definitely feel like Cruel Summer lives up to the hype,” he says. “I definitely feel like Cruel Summer is the best compilation album of all crews to drop compilation albums. The music level is totally the upper echelon of hip-hop music.” (MTV)