Capo stopped by The Breakfast Club on Friday (April 21) and went around asking various members of the decorated radio show’s staff if they could rap along to five Pusha T records — a challenge only Charlamagne Tha God seemed able to accept.
“Could you name five Pusha T records?” Jones asked Charlamagne, who listed off a couple of standout King Push songs. “Could you name five Pusha T records? No. Could you rap to five Pusha T records?
“Could you rap five [JAY-Z] verses if they came on? Could you rap five Drake verses if they came on? You lying because you work at radio. I’m just gonna say that because n-ggas gonna say Jim went way wildin.'”
While the Harlem native acknowledged that Pusha T is a talented lyricist, he said he hasn’t made enough of a cultural impact to be considered an all-time rap great.
“Shoutout to Pusha T, I love your soul,” Jones continued. “You my dawg. You not in my top 50. You might be in Charlamagne’s top 50 and things like that, but you haven’t done that much for me in my life.
“I never wanted to be like Pusha, I never had a Pusha moment in my life. Where I’m from, n-ggas wanted to be like you if you was really that dude as a rapper.”
The debate was originally sparked by Jim Jones’ comments on a RapCaviar Podcast episode earlier this month, where the Dipset member criticized Billboard placing Pusha T at No. 29 on their Top 50 Greatest Rapper of All Time list.
“What has he done that puts him in the greatest rappers of all time besides talk about coke that he probably didn’t get himself?” Jones asked. “He’s nice as shit. He could rap his ass off, but what has he done?
“Nobody has dressed like him. Nobody wants to be like Pusha T. I don’t remember nothing. And let’s not be evil, but we don’t talk about rap where the n-gga that’s popping the bitches wanna fuck and the n-ggas wanna be like.”
He continued: “I don’t know too many n-ggas in this game that was leaning towards being like Pusha T. Pusha T don’t hold no weight out here. He not pushing no shit out here.”