Soon after the release of My Name is My Name, Pusha T blessed our ears with the sweet serenade news of a new piece of work in the making. The, “Who I Am” talent talks to HipHopDX about taking some extra time to work on King Push.
I’m not rushing it, and I’m not forcing it. Everybody knows I took like a month off of touring and everything to go to Miami and get with Pharrell and Chad,” he says. “I’m taking my time. King Push is a proclamation of where I feel that I am in Rap. I feel I’m at a king level—a “crown me” level of Rap. I feel like My Name Is My Name really proved that, and I’m not gonna rush it. I’m just gonna put it together properly, so when it drops, it will be everything that it’s supposed to be.”
Check out more on what Pusha has on the the way down bottom.
How was it getting back in the studio with Pharrell?
Oh, it was awesome man. We linked up for “S.N.I.T.C.H.” as well from My Name Is My Name, and I was really happy with the outcome of that. The energy’s always good with us. I’m making music with one of my best friends—the person who brought me into the game—it’s never a losing situation.
Are you tired of being asked about the Clipse reunion?
You know, I’m cool. I’m thankful that people still want it, and I’m ready whenever my brother is ready. P and ‘Ye are both on deck, so it’s just whenever my brother’s ready to do it, and we can come to an agreement, a compromise and a timeline. I’m down…I’m with it.
Is it weird that you see coke Rap becoming a type of popular mainstream thing?
Yeah. I was just talking to CNN about coke Rap. And I was like, “Man, that’s so funny, because I know who made that term up.” The person who made that term up was like a blogger who loves Pusha T and Malice for articulate Rap and metaphors and things like that. But to coin it “coke Rap”—to love me for what you love me for and coin it that—is annoying. But it is what it is. They make these subcultures and genres. They didn’t call it coke Rap when Melle Mel was rhyming about the streets and so on and so forth. So it’s whatever.
Why do you think Hip Hop specific festivals are no longer the move?
I’m really not sure. My biggest thing as a Hip Hop artist, is I want to see who’s going to be the Rolling Stones of Hip Hop when it comes to touring and stuff. I hate to hear that any festival is on the decline—especially for this genre of music. To me, that’s gonna be the win for the genre.
Pusha is coming into a new brand it would seem.