G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T is low-key stacking up audio gems. The hip-hop veteran has promised to deliver new tunes in the coming months.
In a new interview, Pusha said he would try to outperform his memorable 2018 run with new music.
“I’ve got the ideas and some of the foundation already laid. It’s coming together and will be out soon,” he said. “2018 was pretty great all around for me. It will be hard to top it, but [it’s] not going to stop me from trying.” (ESSENCE)
Earlier this month, Pusha reacted to landing a hard-earned Grammy nomination.
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In late October, Push named Daytona his all-time favorite album release.
“I feel damn good,” he says when asked about Grammy prospects. “DAYTONA is the rap album of the year. Best produced album and best lyrically rapped album. I don’t think it’s even a contest in those two areas, so I don’t see why I shouldn’t win it.” (Some 2018 albums he’s feeling besides his own, though: Victory Lap, Redemption, and Drip Harder). Six months removed from its official release, he’s even ready to place it number one in his discography. “Yeah, I like it better than My Name. Of [my] three albums, I would say Daytona is the best.” (Complex)
Pusha also promised fans could expect Kanye West‘s signature touch on his Daytona follow-up.
When it comes to who is providing the beats on the next go-round, as of now at least, it’s once again all Kanye-produced. “I’m going to see how he wants to finish this up. If not, I always got a heavy hitter list in my back pocket.” As for the songs he made with heavy-hitters like The Neptunes and The-Dream before Kanye re-made Daytona (plus Daytona tracks that didn’t make the cut last-minute like “Sociopath”), Push says he’s not one to shoehorn a fire straggler into an album if it doesn’t fit—he’s open to letting a few loosies go for the fans. (Complex)