G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T can add restaurant owner to his growing list of titles. The Virginia-bred rapper will be opening up a ramen and cocktail bar in the nation’s capital, according to Eater DC. The establishment is named Kitsuen, which translates to smoke or smoking in Japanese. The Washington, D.C. restaurant — located in the flourishing H Street Corridor — is scheduled to open on New Year’s Eve (December 31). For more info check HERE!
Pharrell, Pusha T & Steven Victor At The Beats Solo Pro x Verdy Launch
Pharrell, by way of an impromptu moment on Pusha T’s Instagram Story on Monday night, has elaborated on comments he recently gave to GQ about the 2006 mixtape In My Mind: The Prequel. Pusha asked Pharrell about having “denounced” the tape amid the October-published interview, ultimately prompting him to give a deeper dive into the important of marking “eras” in life and art. “Don’t ever do that,” Pusha T, who also documented his attendance at a Dior event on Monday night, joked. “Don’t ever say anything bad about that, never . . . The youth were hurt by that.”
Pharrell, who was at the same event, then explained the intention behind his GQ comments. “I’m gonna give you the gem and I don’t know if you will value it as much as it’s the truth,” he said. “For me, I’ve always looked at life as like different eras come in and different eras go out. I’m a JAY-Z fan, I’m a Puff fan, and they made me feel like, and you were there . . . The residual energy that came from coming from a slave-owned state like Virginia, I felt like I needed the validity in materialism. So, for me, I found my gravity. I found my personal gravity in material items, right? And it was only until I, like, let those things go that I realize the real true value was in my, just, straight-up love…”
During an interview with Vulture, Pusha T states that he wasn’t so sure initially that the collaboration would happen, but after the process was over it showed them how much they truly missed rapping by each other’s side. “I’m the younger brother, man. I mean, I’m happier than — I can’t even express it,” “I can’t speak for him, but I do think a lot of it had to do with feeling like he should be more present in everything that I had going on musically in the past couple of years. There’s nothing like having a true warrior by your side.” “The whole theme of the Jesus Is King album totally speaks to where my brother is, Him and Kanye definitely bonded, probably way more than me and Ye bonded in the creation of this.”
“Everybody’s saying that’s the only one [album] that No Malice would rap on. It was just beautiful. They were out here [in Wyoming] working on the album just five months ago,” Kanye said during his interview with Zane Lowe, But Pusha T said that when he was told the subject matter, he almost backed out until No Malice decided to help. “I remember sayin’ I wasn’t even gonna rap. I didn’t know how to rap for God, So I remember No Malice being like, “I’ma write you a rap for this. You gon’ rap on this. This is such a win for the kingdom.”
Here is finally OTHERtone Episode 53 with The Neptunes, Teddy Riley, Pusha T and Timbaland, check out the video below and get the whole show on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/curator/othertone/994414803?app=music&ign-itsct=be1_cur_oth&ign-itscg=30302!
— Icee (@IceeRed__) May 15, 2019
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