Fans hoping for a nugget of information about G.O.O.D. Music’s debut album Cruel Summer won’t be getting it from Pusha T. In fact, Pusha contends, he won’t be able to tell anyone much of anything about the project.
“I’m in the dark just as much as you guys,” said Pusha in an interview with Billboard. “Nothing is conventional with these guys. It’s to the point now, and it’s so bad, because [Kanye West]’s been so unconventional… that people won’t even accept conventional shit from him. I know we’re not gonna start now.”
Pusha, who is featured on the singles “Mercy” and “New God Flow” from the project, said that the 2012 BET Awards was another example of Kanye West’s secrecy. “I’m like, ‘Yo, what are we gonna do for the BET Awards?’ He goes, ‘Oh, I got something.’ I walk out, it’s like a fucking 50-foot fucking Lamborghini!'” explained Push. “You know what he tells us? He tells us things like what color to wear. ‘Hey, bring white or black.’ ‘Okay, what are we doing?’ ‘Bring white or black.'”
The Clipse member continued, explaining that the recording process has been surprising. “I felt like nothing was forced — things were experimental at times, and I think you’re gonna see that,” said Pusha. “You’re gonna see the experimentation in guys like Common, who is looked at in a certain way. And it was so great to be on a record that may have a bit of a different flow than what you would know Common for… He’s in there like ‘This shit is hot, this shit is good, I’m getting on this!’ It’s so funny, because we’re sitting there, dying laughing, and then it kicks in that Common is really writing his verse. Then he lays the verse. And then you realize his verse is sustained and better than yours! It’s things like that that happen during those processes. It was so fun in that sense, because it was just all type of fun and surprises.”