Pusha T Talks Beef With Drake And Why DAYTONA Is So Successful In New Vanity Fair Interview
G.O.O.D Music President Pusha T has declared that the on-going feud between himself and YMCMB is officially over.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Pusha T discusses his beef with Drizzy and talks about his time recording with Kanye in Wyoming. “There are absolutely, positively no crazy nights in Wyoming.” Over the course of a year, Pusha T, along with other musicians, stayed on Kanye’s property in Wyoming to record over 5 different albums, including his “Daytona” album. An experience the rapper described as “focus group of getting music done“. “I’m not an outdoors person at all,” he started. “so there’s moose and foxes and birds with the wingspan of humans. And things that chase you. And spiders. Not into that. Being in Wyoming was 100 percent a focus group of getting music done for real for me. Our leisure time was going to get barbecue in town and three-mile walks up the mountain. Other than that, workout and that’s it.”
Pusha T, born Terrence Thornton, shared the process of creating the album that debuted NO. 3 on the Billboard Hot 200 charts, making it his highest-charting album to date. “With the album, the process sort of went like this: he made me make a list of 25 records that I just loved. R&B, rap, whatever I loved. We just kept digging. He kept digging and he just wouldn’t settle for anything other than greatness.” Believing that his understanding of the “fundamentals of hip-hop and rap and lyricism” will never go out of style, Pusha claims this is the reason why DAYTONA has done so well. “Street culture doesn’t go out of style, it’s happening every day. Crack era, opioids, whatever. Scamming, whatever you’re into. That shit is happening still, right now.”
But the biggest takeaway from the interview was Pusha T declaring his feud with Drake officially over. “These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over,” he said, referring to the highly-publicized beef. “It’s all over with.” Pusha’s remarks on the beef comes after Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince appeared on several radio shows, including Hot 97’s Ebro In the Morning, claiming that Drake has a song that could end both Pusha’s and Kanye’s careers. When asked to elaborate on his thoughts about the beef in its entirety, Pusha responded nonchalantly: “I don’t know what was lost or what was gained.”
You can read the rest of Pusha T’s interview with Vanity Fair here.