G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T recently discussed playing his new solo album for Kanye West and how the platinum-selling rap star compared the tunes to taking a visit to purgatory.
Pusha explained Mr. West’s reaction to the long-awaited LP and admitted he did not know how to initially take it.
Pusha T has one hell of an album on his hands, but don’t take our word for it, just ask Kanye West. During a trip to London, Yeezy took a listen to the Virginia MC’s upcoming solo album and had a most interesting critique for Pusha. “When it’s over, he says, ‘Yo, you know that if you die and hear your music, you know you ended up in hell, right?’ ” Push told MTV News. “I don’t know how to take that. Is that a good thing to say or a bad thing to say?” (MTV)
Coincidentally, Pusha recently compared his new album to the 1997 horror flick Devil’s Advocate.
“It’s cinematic in the sense that I wanted to make a dark album,” says Pusha. “I see music in colors and try to put it in a physical perspective at times, and I saw it as like, if I had to name a movie, ‘The Devil’s Advocate.’ You know, ‘Devil’s Advocate’ was a very dark movie. It dealt with very dark themes, but to the naked eye, it was total beauty. You have total beauty and total greatness. You have the wizardry of Al Pacino, the beauty of Charlize Theron, at the time the go-to guy of Keanu [Reeves], and at the same time it dealt with like this demonic man in [the field of] law. You would see a beautiful woman changing in front of Charlize and you’d look at her and she’d be beautiful and then there’d be a monster under her. I feel like that’s what my album is.” (Billboard)
Last fall, the Virginia-bred emcee discussed his creativity going into the solo project.
The next piece in the puzzle that is Pusha T’s solo career has fallen in place. To go along with his alignment with G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha has also signed on with Def Jam. Of the deal, the prestige of the label and their willingness to work with his vision was the key signing point. “Solidifying my first solo venture, G.O.O.D Music/DefJam is my home. That machine with my creativity is gonna make for satisfied hiphop fans,” said Pusha. Pusha T’s solo debut does not have a release date, but the updated Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray is set to drop soon. (Karen Civil)
He previously hit up SOHH and talked about his ideal solo offering.
“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 a recent Pusha T interview below: