Pusha T Says He'd Be "Really Smoking" Rappers This Summer If He Wasn't On Tour

Pusha T sounds like he's itching to return to the booth.

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Pusha T’s currently taking It’s Almost Dry overseas for a string of festival dates in Europe. However, it seems like he’s plotting away on the release of new music. The rapper shared a video recap from his performance at Primavera Sound at Porto, Portugal where he issued a message to the rest of his peers in the hip-hop space. “Fun fact: had I not had to do these shows, I would’ve been f***in’ y’all up this summer,” he said. “I’m talking about really smoking you n***as, man.”

It remains unclear who Pusha T is currently speaking about but he’s evidently feeling inspired these days. “Hope you enjoyed all the highlights from this run. This marks the beginning of summer for me, and I’m feeling competitive…how about you?” he wrote. Hopefully, this is an indication that he has new music on the way before the year comes to an end. He continues to ride high off of the success of It’s Almost Dry, although he hasn’t released much music since then.

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What’s Next For Pusha T?

Although Push didn’t mention any names, his recent comments could be a slight jab towards Jim Jones. Following Dipset’s appearance at Drake’s Apollo Theater concerts, Jones said that Pusha T doesn’t deserve a spot on Billboard’s Top 50 greatest rappers list. Ultimately, these comments caused a storm on social media but Pusha T seemingly brushed it off after his appearance at Fear Of God’s runway show. 

In the last year, Pusha T continued to tease the release of several projects. One, his follow-up to It’s Almost Dry, although it’s unclear if that will see the light of day anytime soon. Given that he parted ways from G.O.O.D Music, it remains unclear if Kanye West will produce his next opus. Secondly, he and DJ Drama have confirmed that they’re working on a Gangsta Grillzˆmixtape together. No update on when we might expect that to arrive but hopefully, the two come through with a single to hold us down for the summer. We’ll keep you posted on anymore updates surrounding Pusha T’s next project. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.