In the midst of his world travels, G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T sits down in Paris with French website Booksa-P to discuss the difference between Kanye West and Pharrell‘s producing styles, his conflict with YMCMB’s Lil Wayne and Drake, and the meaning of key lines in his music.
As an artist who’s been involved in music for over a decade, Pusha has had his share of producers. When he was one half of the duo Clipse, he worked closely with fellow Virginian Pharrell. Now a member of G.O.O.D. Music, he can be found behind the scenes with Kanye. Push notes that while both are perfectionists, Pharrell creates his instrumentals largely off of feeling whilst Kanye is more of an orchestrator and structurer.
Building anticipation for the release of his solo album with G.O.O.D. Music, Push describes his solo debut as “harsh realities on top of beautiful sound beds from some of the greatest producers in the game,” also mentioning that it would be “some of his best work lyrically.”
Drama between Pusha T and Lil Wayne has been bubbling beneath the surface for years now, and he does not mince words during the interview, clearly stating that his “blood in, blood out” line from his verse on Alley Boy‘s “Your Favorite Rapper” was directed towards Wayne. Watch the full interview below.