“I’ve been running into Pusha T. for a while now but we never got up. I don’t know what kept happening. I just kept hearing from people he was trying to get in with me. But he was really serious about making it happen this time. I like Pusha T. and I like a lot of artists, but I like it even more when they want to work with me. Then, you know what to expect. You don’t got to be going through 200 beats trying to find the perfect thing for somebody. And they ain’t trying to get you to do something that you really don’t do. It was good because he fucks with me and he’s open to what I got.
He wants to hear what I like. It’s good to work with people like that because the product comes out to be how you like it to be. There’s no happy mediums where you gotta sacrifice this for that and the music starts sounding funny. It wasn’t none of that. It sounds like it’s supposed to sound. “He was like, ‘Give me something hard.’ We went into the studio one day, I played him a few beats, and he picked [a beat]. He went home the next day. I’m thinking he’s gonna write to the joints. He came back to the studio like, ‘Man, I like these beats, but I want to hear some more.’ So I played him some more, but I was running out of things to play.
I was like, ‘I ain’t got much left to play but I can make you something right now.’ Then I remembered this beat I had been making in L.A. I put that beat on and he just went crazy. He was like, ‘This the beat I was talking about!’ The song I’m talking about, you wouldn’t expect him to be on it. With the G.O.O.D. Music thing and The Neptunes, you never heard Pusha on shit like that. And he was even saying, ‘They ain’t gonna expect that.’ It’s gonna kill the game.”
Updated: October 7th
After the Kodak event, Pusha hit me telling me to come through the studio where he and Bangladesh were still putting in work for his forthcoming solo album. From what I heard during my brief time there, the results are going to be well worth the wait. Below are additional pictures and after the jump, be sure to check out the video of Ab Liva and iCan giving it a go over Kanye’s “So Appalled.”
Y.E.S. (Abliva & iCan) – So Appalled