G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T recently discussed his long-awaited solo album debut and why its darkness is comparable to 1997 horror film The Devil's Advocate.
Pusha said beneath his upcoming album's beauty rests the gritty street tales he is most known for.
"It's cinematic in the sense that I wanted to make a dark album," says Pusha. "I see music in colors and try to put it in a physical perspective at times, and I saw it as like, if I had to name a movie, 'The Devil's Advocate.' You know, 'Devil's Advocate' was a very dark movie. It dealt with very dark themes, but to the naked eye, it was total beauty. You have total beauty and total greatness. You have the wizardry of Al Pacino, the beauty of Charlize Theron, at the time the go-to guy of Keanu [Reeves], and at the same time it dealt with like this demonic man in [the field of] law. You would see a beautiful woman changing in front of Charlize and you'd look at her and she'd be beautiful and then there'd be a monster under her. I feel like that's what my album is." (Billboard)
Last fall, the Virginia-bred emcee discussed his creativity going into the project.
The next piece in the puzzle that is Pusha T's solo career has fallen in place. To go along with his alignment with G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha has also signed on with Def Jam. Of the deal, the prestige of the label and their willingness to work with his vision was the key signing point. "Solidifying my first solo venture, G.O.O.D Music/DefJam is my home. That machine with my creativity is gonna make for satisfied hiphop fans," said Pusha. Pusha T's solo debut does not have a release date, but the updated Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray is set to drop soon. (Karen Civil)
He previously hit up SOHH and talked about his ideal solo effort.
"The way I want to put out my solo album, those ideas are definitely taking form right now," Pusha told SOHH. "It's just that I want the world to understand that in The Clipse, well, I look at it like this. A lot of people understand the dichotomy with Pusha being more brash, the more wordplay-type one. And then you have my brother, Malice, being the more introspective and more conscious-driven. And it's not that I don't think like that, it's just the fact that we play roles in our group. And we're d*mn good at that. And I'm d*mn good at this. And it's not that I don't have those views, I think I just want the world to get a full 360-degree perspective of myself, my opinions and my mind." (SOHH)
This week, Pusha and R&B singer The-Dream's "Dope B*tch" music video premiered.
After all the buzz and anticipation, The- Dream teams up with Pusha-T to drop the official music video for their collaboration single 'Dope B*tch.' With the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album 'Cruel Summer' set to drop by the end of the season, Pusha T has been making in the rounds on the music scene. Just last week he teamed up with John Legend for the Tonight Remix, and the week before that he dropped 'New God Flow' alongside Kanye West for the upcoming compilation project. This time around the Clipse member has teamed up with The-Dream for a single off of his upcoming solo album 'Love IV MMXXII' which should be releasing some time by the end of the year. (The Versed)