Pusha-T on Creating Masterpieces and Not Making Compromises for Clipse’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury’
In anticipation of Pusha-T's forthcoming new album, Sean Evans sat down with the "Diet Coke" artist for the latest episode of First We Feast's Hot Ones.
The heate-assisted discussion begins with a mention of the track aforementioned, which featured production from 88-Keys and the artist formerly known as Kanye West. A blizzard-inspired Late Show performance recently ushered in a new era for King Push with the song. He explains how his process behind crafting masterpieces could be hampered by being constantly everywhere all the time. DAYTONA, Pusha's last album from last year, was widely acclaimed.
“My brand is all about creating masterpieces and I don’t know if masterpieces get churned out every six months, or every nine months. Or every year, actually,” he told Evans.
Pusha was also insightful while discussing Ye's "instincts" and how selecting the right recording location can be crucial during crucial studio moments. Throughout his career, he has spoken about how the art of a feud has changed, leading him to conclude that beefs are now "really corporate.".
Clipse's Hell Hath No Fury, which turned 15 last November, is also mentioned, with Evans asking Pusha to sum up its perfection.
“There was absolutely, positively not one compromise on that album,” he said. “Not one compromise lyrically, not one compromise beat-wise. I don’t think we ever thought about making a hit. I don’t think we ever thought about doing anything other than making just the hardest, hardest record.”
See the full episode below.