Pusha T details what he's going for in his new track "King Push," as well as talking about the classifications of street rap.
Anyone who has followed Pusha T's career knows that the man has a knack for drug dealing metaphors and similes. His latest track "King Push," is no different, and while Push is confident he's the best one doing his particular brand of street rap, he's also careful to dodge certain labels.
"It's just my proclamation to it being my time," Pusha said of his latest track. "All eyes on me. 'King Push.' I'm saying it. I'm in the best space. I feel. It's just telling you, all I could give you is my lyrics. That's all I want to give you. This is all I'm about. I'm not singing hooks to you. This is raw. This is uncut. You've gotta listen to me to like me, to love me. This is for that person."
The Virginia rapper then went on to talk about the origins of street hip hop, and how the "Coke Rap" term has only come about recently.
"When it comes to this D-Boy Rap, I don't think there's anybody better than me," he said. "They gave it the title 'Coke Rap.' I really don't even like the title. The first record I heard was about the streets. It was called 'The Message.' They didn't give it a title of 'Coke Rap.' It was just about the reality of life and what's going on right now. I just feel like there's nobody as intricate as me when it comes to this."
As far as deciphering the real from the fake through music, Push revealed that sometimes it's difficult to tell, but overall it's not his place to make the call.
"I have made it my business to not be the ambassador for who's real and who's fake or whatever. I don't even want to do that. The Rap game is the Rap game and I'ma leave it as such. My main objective is great music. I want to hear great music. I want to appreciate great artists. I really don't want to get into that. I want to be fair about it. I don't want to mix cultures to that level to where I can't like you. I don't want to do that."
Watch the full interview below.