Pusha T Says Kanye West's Presence Forces Him To Rewrite Verses

Pusha T says that West helps him hone his craft as a lyricist.

Pusha T has had a working relationship with Kanye West for years, but his presence forces him to rethink his verses. During an interview with Complex, the G.O.O.D. Music member said that he has never rewritten more verses than he has being signed to the imprint.

“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,” he said. “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.”

Pusha Ton said that it isn’t a humbling experience because it’s helping him become a better rapper and lyricist. He explained that working with super producers can encourage emcees to hone their craft.

“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.”

Read the full interview at Complex.com.

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33 Comments

  • Fuck Virginia

    What craft??? WHAT FUCKING CRAFT?!?! Bitch you have nothing!!! You're not a fucking rapper, you're trash, so die!

  • Acesun

    Funny how Ye wants his artist's to re-write rhymes and he works with HOV who doesn't write at all, I'm sure HOV takes constructive criticism from Ye tho..

  • Anonymous

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  • jerryc

    Virginia nights...Sellin hard white.. To selling out shows every gangsta love my flow! Still I creep low thinkin niggas tryin to harm me, Hopin my Karma aint comin back here to haunt me WAs it that nigga I took his powder wit a smile Prayin to lord the gun ain't pop and hit the child...shitttt Again I ask can he or anyone do better?

  • Anonymous

    Lol.......Pusha T needs to mention the names of Drake or Lil Wayne to get more than 50 comments. As a matter of fact, me mentioning their names in the comments will do it......lol

  • Anonymous

    "90 time grammy winner" ? im pretty sure he said 19, poor editing.

  • da1

    HAHAHAHAH pusha is the best rapper in the click. he probably do got the best trap boy lyrics and songs are you kidding me. he way better than kanye. EXAMPLES PPL rick ross-wale jay z-beanie sigel lil wayne-jae millz/drake come on ppl pusha sux cuz he on a new major illumanti level he gonna be a puppet while his brother is going hard with the god shit. on ON PUSH you know u better than that

  • $tack bundle$

    everytime a good artist signs to a major record label his lyrics arent the same anymore i think we'll start seeing that with pusha t if we havent already..

  • richryne

    wow selling drugs and bragging about money that he doesnt have and whores who proally arnt as wet as he says. i wish i was bitter and jealous

  • Anonymous

    pusha t is way better than 2 chainz he sucks, it's all about pusha giving that raw shit

  • Jack Compton

    'Ye should be doing this with Big Sean's lyrics man. Generic as fuck.

  • Anonymous

    Kanye's versus have been lacking lately. So this surprises me. His voice on HAM was wack and so was his verse on NIP

  • Anonymous

    d-maths SuperStarShit youtube it. its a sick beat. check the others aswell. hiphop peace

  • Anonymous

    "I write my verses and already think they're perfect"?! Not the sign of a great artist. A great artist strives for perfection and is never satisfied with their work.

  • Anonymous

    Verses not good on the first strike

  • Anonymous

    wait, so when did kanye west win 90 grammys??

  • dentaldamboy

    More like Pusha will write a verse and Kanye will correctly call him out for writing some lame shit. Pusha T sucks andKanye already regrets signing him to GOOD music. Now that 2 Chainz is on board, Kanye has no use for Pusha. And watch, Pusha is gonna go cling to Dream like he has clung to Malice, Pharell and Kanye. Pusha T is not his own man. YMCMB is a real family. That's why the team is unstoppable.

  • Anonymous

    So much for freedom of expression. If this dude can't write a bloody verse for his crew without having to re-write it, we got a few problems.

  • jrryc

    Hide as soon as yu hear him, upon my arrival the dope dealers cheer him, Jut like a revival the verse tends to steer him through a life in the fast lane I german engineer him No serum can cure, all the pain ive endured from crack to rap to back to sellin it pure can he really do better? Can anyone?

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