In a recent interview with DJ Semtex via You Heard That New, Pusha Ton discussed MTV’s“Hottest MCs in the Game,” saying that he’s not upset that he was not included on the list. Regardless, he does believe the fact that he single-handedly “blacked out” onthe YMCMB camp during 2012 warrants some form of distinction.
“I’m not out of my mind over the list, but I think I’ve had a stellar year. When you look at what I did this year, I did some incredible things,” he explained. “There’s not a record bigger than ‘Mercy’ – what, 25 weeks at number one? Twenty-five weeks at number one, and I was on that. The ‘Don’t Like’ record? That was definitely a club favorite…’New God Flow,’ that probably might be the Hip Hop record of the year.”
He continued, “Let’s just look at what I did to people out here: I blacked out on a whole crew [YMCMB] all year. All year long, I blacked out on a whole crew by myself, all year long. Nobody stood next to me and blacked out with me; I blacked out on a whole crew by myself. Like, I don’t belong on no list? And I’m talking about everybody, I blacked out on peoples’ favorites…I had emcees denouncing their fan base, denouncing their fan base and coming back with records talking about, ‘As long as my chicks love me.’ I did that…I don’t belong on no list? It’s cool, I’ve just got to work harder.”
Recently, Pusha discussed his on-going feud with Drake, saying that he’s “ready for anything and anybody.” He is also working on his G.O.O.D. Music solo debut My Name is My Name, due out later this year.
Check out the full interview below.