Pusha T decided to give Tyler, The Creator a major co-sign on “Tell the Vision,” a collaboration with Pop Smoke and Kanye West on the late Brooklyn rapper’s second posthumous album, Faith, which arrived on Friday (July 16).
On a beat produced by Kanye, Boogz, Rico Beats, SethInTheKitchen, FNZ and Jahlil, he declares Tyler’s CALL MY IF YOU GET LOST the best album of the year — but only for a moment. Pusha makes sure to give Pop Smoke credit while plugging his own album for a 2021 release.
“Look, Tyler got the album of the year, for now,” he raps. “But Pop about to drop, I see the platinum in the clouds/Now Push about to drop, so real trappers stick around/The crown is only for the king, they tryna place it on a clown.”
Pusha T previously collaborated with Tyler, The Creator on “Trouble on My Mind” off 2011’s Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray over production from The Neptunes.
“Tyler has a real competitive attitude,” Pusha told Genius. “And I felt like he was really gliding on that track. Tyler is a historian. My biggest issue with some newer artists is that they don’t know the history.”
He continued, “Tyler has knowledge on everything and everybody, especially production. Of course his Neptunes catalog is stupid.”
During a Discord AMA session in March 2020, Pusha T revealed Tyler, The Creator had sent him nine instrumentals to be in contention for his upcoming album.
“Tyler gave me a pack of like nine [beats],” he explained. “I think I did like four of ’em. And I don’t know where they’re gonna end up at, but I got ’em. I make him go straight Hip Hop, like, full-fledged. It’s full ignorance with me. I don’t want to experiment. I want to do only the filthiest of Hip Hop these days.”
“Tell the Vision” isn’t the only Pusha T appearance on Pop Smoke’s Faith. He also features on “Top Shotta,” a song produced by The Neptunes with other guest spots from BEAM and TRAVI.