Pusha Ton speaks on whether or not G.O.O.D. Music feels competition with labels like MMG, how he feels about revising his work when collaborating with Kanye West & more.
During the interview, he talks on competition from the G.O.O.D. Music team with other crews, studio vibes, and revising his work when Kanye is present. Check out some excerpts below.
On competition with MMG:
"No. I don't think that G.O.O.D. Music ever considers any of the other labels that are out there. We like the music. We appreciate it. But at the end of the day I think it’s more competitive in-house. You've got guys like Sean, who's like running his little section. You've got guys like Common, who will just rap you out of house and home. You've got guys like myself who, you know… I get busy. You've got Kanye. You've got Cudi in his lane. It's more of a puzzle trying to get all those different characters and all those different forms or rap to mesh well on a record. [To even] find the right record. Ye's got to go through his whole production line process before it's perfect. That’s really what we consider in the studio."
On Kanye asking him to revise his work when they collaborate:
"As far as revisions go and revising your verse when you're dealing with G.O.O.D. Music, it happens to all of us. I have never rewritten more verses in my life than right now. Being signed to G.O.O.D. it just comes with the territory, man. These guys are perfectionists. I write verses and already think they're perfect. At the end of the day, ‘Ye will come through and be like, “Ah, no. We can do better or we can edit that out.” He's really taught me in a sense of what he's looking for now, so now I sort of got it down to a science so I don't got to revisit it so much. But it's not beyond any of us. We revise stuff all the time.
"It's not humbling because you have to look at who's telling you to revise your verse. I never look at revision or any type of criticism as humbling when it’s coming from a 90-time Grammy winner. You've got to listen to somebody. Music is still a learning experience for me. I came into the game under super producers; I deal with super producers a lot, whether it be Pharrell, whether it be Kanye, whether it be The-Dream. You have to listen to somebody. Me specifically, I have to. I'm a rapper. "