Pusha T talks on the differences between him and Kanye West.
Pusha T is gearing up for a big week, with the official release of My Name Is My Name tomorrow. The rapper's debut solo effort has been a long time in the making, from the first announcement that the album was coming, to the many delays that the fans experienced. Nonetheless, Pusha was adamant that his "dope does not spoil."
Pusha T's audio dope may take a different approach and view on life than that of his G.O.O.D Music boss, however the two definitely share one thing in common, and that's striving to put out nothing but good music. In an interview with Complex, Push details how he and 'Ye have been at odds when it comes to their lifestyle, their choice in rappers etc, but if something is good, they both want the world to hear it.
This was evidenced by Pusha T's diss track to Lil Wayne, "Exodus," which 'Ye heard and immediately wanted it released, not for the subtle shots, but for the rawness and overall dopeness. Pusha says Kanye told him, "'This is the rawest song ever. This is a great song. This song needs to be out now.' He doesn’t care about subliminals as long as the music is good."
The 1/2 of Clipse explained how they differ in opinion. "I can't push my views on ‘Ye, [Big] Sean, anybody," he says. "I handle business. I do the things I do because people get out of line. When the guns come out, that's how it comes. I hope at the end of the day everybody can respect my stances like I respect theirs.” He continues, “That ain't gonna ever affect us. [Kanye] said Wayne was ‘the best rapper’ at one point. I ain't never thought that man was the best rapper! He'll say that Mase was his favorite rapper of all time. Alright—he ain't been mine. And I think at the end of the day, ‘Ye knows ‘Man, Pusha don't give a fuck.’ I don't give a fuck about anything! None of this bothers me. I live on a very real level of life."
He continued to explain how this "real level of life" is different than the G.O.O.D Music head honcho, who spends most of his time overseas. Pusha T recalled working on music with 'Ye in Paris, but having to return back to the U.S. in order to make sure he was still in the public eye and, more importantly, making money.
"He's like ‘You leaving?’" Pusha remembered. "I'm like, ‘Yeah man. I gotta go get some money.’ There's a disconnect in lifestyle with me and him. It's like ‘Alright, well, can you come back?’ But he's talking like I'm going from north of Virginia to D.C. when I'm going from Virginia to fucking London or Paris. And I'm like, ‘Yeah, I'll come back. I'ma let you know when I come back.’ In that sense, when I do come back I gotta come with ‘Numbers on the Board.’ You know, you gotta spark these guys. You can't just be sitting with these motherfuckers. These guys are rich."