Pusha T recently spoke with HipHopDX about his Kendrick Lamar-assisted song “Nosetalgia” off his upcoming album My Name is My Name. Now, Pusha has revealed details about another song off the album, the Joaquin Phoenix-produced selection “King Push.”
“It’s just my proclamation to it being my time,” Pusha T said in an interview with MTV. “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.”
Pusha T also said that the song is meant to showcase his skills as an emcee.
“When it comes to this D-Boy Rap, I don’t think there’s anybody better than me,” Pusha T 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.”
Pusha T also noted that the song makes references to Jay Z and Kool G. Rap. “That’s who I learned from,” Pusha said.
After speaking about D-Boy supremacy, Pusha was asked whether he can decipher who is authentic in Hip Hop based on their music.
“Sometimes,” Pusha said. “Sometimes I can’t. 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.”
More of Pusha’s interview can be viewed below.
UPDATE: The music video for Pusha T’s “King Push” has been released. The video can be viewed below.