Pusha dropped the first track off his upcoming mixtape this weekend (via IFWT of course) and for the most part…the internet was loving it. Everyone but fellow GOOD music member Consequence who fired off some subliminals,Â claiming Pusha stole his bars.
Above are the tweets he put out in response to the record. Complex sat down with Pusha shortly after and talked about the track, the allegations and the upcoming mixtape. Read on for more.
On â€œMy Godâ€
â€œBasically, my manager, Steven, had continuously told me about this beat Hitboy made specifically for me. That he hears me on it, that I have to do it, so on and so forth. With that being said, I was like, â€˜Damn. Alright, let me check it out.â€™ And once I heard it, I loved the energy of it. You know, to me itâ€™s one of those rapperâ€™s rapper-type of records. Itâ€™s just a canvas. Thereâ€™s not a whole lot to it. Sonically, it has the sound that keeps you interested, but it still gives you that flat canvas that you can just black out on, as an artist.
â€œ[When I rhyme about â€˜unrecognized greatnessâ€™ itâ€™s because] I feel like, at times, there are a lot of things that go unrecognized. Itâ€™s nothing personal, itâ€™s just basically that the stars have to align in this industry. And I donâ€™t think theyâ€™ve ever fully aligned for myself. That [credit score line] is true talk, you know? I think, every once in a while, a lot of people lose a lot of greatness in their raps, because they donâ€™t show any type of vulnerability. And vulnerability doesnâ€™t always have to mean emotionally hurt. Sometimes you do get taken advantage of. And the dealer did take advantage of me. You know what Iâ€™m saying? Mind you, Iâ€™m talking from the perspective of a man with no credit, and a lot of cash, trying to buy a car. Like, thatâ€™s tough. How do you do that? Youâ€™ve got a lot of cash, no credit, and no credit history. What do you think the dealerâ€™s going to do? Heâ€™s going to treat you like nothing. But, at the same time, you have to have that car. So you pay over sticker price, the cash was underhanded. A lot of people comment on what one should talk about, and what one shouldnâ€™t talk about, and what theyâ€™re tired of hearing. I can only give inserts to my life. Thatâ€™s the hip-hop that I know. If you want to hear about a whole bunch of tear-jerking and heartbreaking then, youâ€™ll have to listen elsewhere.
On Consequenceâ€™s subliminal tweets about â€œMy Godâ€
â€œHe said that I stole his lines? Wow. Nah, I havenâ€™t really heard much about it. Everyone whoâ€™s been hitting me up has been telling me how crazy this song is. I donâ€™t know. I mean, I havenâ€™t taken anything from Consequence, or anybody else, for that matter. Just for the record. Iâ€™ve been in the studio with Cons, and weâ€™ve talked, and numerous days weâ€™ve laughed, and…I donâ€™t know. I missed that one. The way Iâ€™ve got to look at it now: I donâ€™t even know if thatâ€™s for me. I canâ€™t even believe anything like thatâ€™s for me, very honestly. I mean, until, you know, he told me something like that. I donâ€™t know what everybody else has got going on, but â€˜My Godâ€™ is an awesome record. [Laughs.]â€
On the Fear of God mixtape and his upcoming album
â€œThe mixtape is done. Itâ€™s 13 tracks. Iâ€™m rapping on some original production; I have some stuff from Nottz, Swizz, definitely Kanye, and some throwback instrumentals. Iâ€™m just waiting on a couple features before I let it go. â€˜My Godâ€™ is definitely going to be on Fear Of God. As you can see with â€˜My God,â€™ itâ€™s that sophisticated street hip-hop that people have come to know me for. Itâ€™s going to be more of that. That actual fanbase means so much to me, that I have a vision for how I want it heard, and the actual people that I want on it. And I reached out to them and they gave me their word that theyâ€™re going to do it. I donâ€™t want to say [who Iâ€™m waiting on.] Everybody is busy, and everybody has things to do, so I just really want to wait on that. But February itâ€™s definitely coming out.â€
â€œThe album is a whole other monster. Thatâ€™s something that me and Ye have been working on. Iâ€™d like to say weâ€™ve got a good five records. I donâ€™t know how many weâ€™re going to go for in total, but weâ€™ve got five down, and we definitely have some more to go. Weâ€™re just going to create until we feel the project is a well-rounded one. This is my dream. [Kanye will be executive producing] and it has a lot to do with his creative vision, and what he sees for me, and itâ€™s been coming out amazing. Iâ€™m personally hoping for a late summer release. Thatâ€™s my goal.â€