The wait for King Push is all Kanye's fault
Fans of Pusha T have been waiting for King Push for what feels like eons. The G.O.O.D. Music head and former Clipse member has an excuse for the delay, and given what we know about the person he’s laying the blame on, it’s a pretty darn good one. Basically, the only person to blame for the continually shifting release date of King Push is Kanye West.
Pusha shared that tidbit with fans during this year’s Made In America festival. At the Philly fest that took place over Labor Day weekend, he let the world know that we’re all waiting on West and his need to perfect the beats on the album.
“I’m just gonna go ahead let y’all know. I’ve done this album like three times,” he said. “[Kanye would] come in and pick all the beats, and then he’d hear the beat, scrap them and say, ‘I can do better.’ He’s done that sh*t like three times.”
There is hope though. It seems like Kanye and Push are fully committed to finishing the album in the near future. The rapper said that they’ve been grinding in order to get the album to fans.
“These past two months, we’ve just been locking in, day-for-day and night-for-night, getting this album perfect for y’all,” he said.
Given that Push’s last two releases have been absolute stunners, it’s probably best to stand back and let the man cook.
What’s Pusha been up to?
Though Pusha hasn’t had an album released in two years, he’s been keeping busy. He shared a single from the upcoming album last year, the epic Jay-Z collab “Drug Dealers Anonymous.” He also shared the email chain that brought the two heavyweights on to the same track.
After Pusha explained that Tomi Lahren’s attack on Jay-Z inspired the song and sent him the song, Jigga hit back that he was going to have to be a bit spooky. “WTF? Why you taking me to a dark place? Now I’m going to grow my hair out to be on this track with you,” Jay wrote. “Man, there’s nothing wrong with telling ghost stories,” Pusha responded. “We need them. We love them. We love these things.”
“Oh this is going to be bad. Oh this is going to be real, real bad. I’ll just blame it all on you,” Jay said when he started working on the song. “This is bad bad. This is like a lot of bad. This is like 48-bars bad.” “It’s your world,” Push replied.
When he’s not making rap records with absolute titans, Pusha has been busy advocating. While he famously stumped for candidate Hillary Clinton, he’s also been pushing on his own for criminal justice reform.
Is Push being truthful?
What do you think? Is Pusha using Kanye as an excuse a bit too convenient? Do you think Kanye is gumming up the works? Will King Push be better for the delays or are we all waiting on nothing? Are we being Cruel Summer-ed right now? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.