Pusha T stopped by The Daily Show on Tuesday (Dec. 18) to speak about his Grammy-nominated album Daytona, in addition to his peer relationships (and beef).
The rapper first attributed his finest album nomination to the very fact he and producer Kanye West had the "luxurious of time" to craft it. (It is called after Pusha's favourite Rolex.)
Pusha mentioned he made a acutely aware resolution to maintain his album brief, compared to most fashionable albums. He referred to the seven-track mission as "all killer no filler," as a result of he didn't embrace extra songs simply to spice up his streaming numbers. "This is the purest rap album that individuals have had in a protracted, very long time," he mentioned. "This is quintessential samples from Kanye West and lyric-driven hip-hop from Pusha T. The finest rapper finest producer. That’s the album of the yr, interval."
When requested why he selected such a controversial -- Whitney Houston's lavatory -- for the duvet artwork the rapper mentioned, "This picture spoke to precisely what’s occurring on the album. It’s organized chaos; it’s luxurious; it’s medicine."
Pusha additionally known as Meek Mill one in all his favourite rappers, explaining how he's been watching his rise within the rap scene. He has know Mill for the reason that latter was only a "child on a motorcycle within the neighborhood." Mill is even featured popping a wheelie in one in all Pusha T's early movies.
"He needed to undergo all of that simply to get thus far," he mentioned about Mill's arrest and following hit album Champions.
Pusha then addressed his feud with Drake (see: diss observe "Infrared"), saying he didn't assume he took issues too far. "There is not any edge in rap battles [...] it’s canine eat canine [...] it’s about being scathing and getting an increase out of your opponent or making them hush," he mentioned.
Watch the total interview under.