Since signing with GOOD Music in 2010, Pusha T’s stock has risen tremendously. Undeniably, his work in the Clipse launched an acclaimed career, but his recent work with Kanye West has elevated the 35-year-old rapper to a level he may not have reached otherwise (hence his brother’s stalled career).
Last year, Pusha released two well-received projects: Fear of God and Fear of God II: Let Us Pray. He is featured on one of the most anticipated albums this year, Cruel Summer, and has performed at the BET and MTV Awards. He plans on delivering more dark and cinematic street rap to his fans with his debut solo album.
“It’s cinematic in the sense that I wanted to make a dark album,” says Pusha when speaking about his forthcoming album. “I see music in colors and try to put it in a physical perspective at times, and I saw it as like, if I had to name a movie, ‘The Devil’s Advocate.’ You know, ‘Devil’s Advocate’ was a very dark movie. It dealt with very dark themes, but to the naked eye, it was total beauty. You have total beauty and total greatness. You have the wizardry of Al Pacino, the beauty of Charlize Theron, at the time the go-to guy of Keanu, and at the same time it dealt with like this demonic man in [the field of] law. You would see a beautiful woman changing in front of Charlize and you’d look at her and she’d be beautiful and then there’d be a monster under her. I feel like that’s what my album is.”