Pusha T is riding high after earning his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with It’s Almost Dry. Still in promo mode, King Push sat down with TIDAL magazine where he opened up about his time as Clipse and how their final album still irks him whenever he heard it mentioned.
The Virginia-bred rapper wants to wipe 2009’s Til The Casket Drops from his memory completely.
“I hate it,” he said in disgust. “And when a song comes on, like ‘I’m Good,’ man, this was a little bit of a bop. Hate it. Soon as I find myself bopping a little bit too much — ah, damn. And there’s another thing. Bro, Malice is telling you the whole time, he’s leaving. You hear it the whole way through the album.”
“The transition is happening, the album’s out, I’m touring and he comes and brings me a book and says, ‘Man, you probably should go read my book. But I think you should just go solo because I don’t want to do this.’”
However, if there’s one thing Pusha still appreciates about the final Clipse album it’s the cover art designed by KAWS.
“Only thing I love about it is the artwork, and that’s because KAWS did it,” he added. “That’s it. ’09. Shout out KAWS.”
The following year, Clipse split after Malice took a hiatus from music and Pusha T pursued his solo career and entered the G.O.O.D. Music family. Although, the book isn’t closed on a Clipse reunion. During his appearance on SiriusXM, Pusha T admitted he’s still pushing his brother to make another album in the near future.
“I’m pushing for a Clipse album, I want it to happen, you know it’s up to him, but I am very confident,” he said. “I didn’t know we always could do one. I’m very confident we can do a Clipse album.”
Listen to the album below.