They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a picture of Pusha T and Atlanta-based producer Bangladesh working together in the studio is worth a thousand bars. We get excited just thinking about the Clipse's Rosewood delegate rapping over beats from the guy who made bangers like Gucci Mane's "Lemonade," Ludacris' "What's Your Fantasy," and Lil Wayne's "A Milli." So we couldn't wait to get Bangladesh on the phone so he could tell us about how he started working with Pusha and why we should expect the unexpected. *Spaced-out voice screams "BANGLADESH!"*
As Told to Insanul "Incilin" Ahmed
Bangladesh on working with Pusha T...
"I've been running into Pusha T for a while now but we never got up. I don't know what kept happening. I just kept hearing from people he was trying to get in with me. But he was really serious about making it happen this time. I like Pusha T and I like a lot of artists, but I like it even more when they want to work with me. Then, you know what to expect. You don't got to be going through 200 beats trying to find the perfect thing for somebody. And they ain't trying to get you to do something that you really don't do. It was good because he fucks with me and he's open to what I got. He wants to hear what I like. It's good to work with people like that because the product comes out to be how you like it to be. There's no happy mediums where you gotta sacrifice this for that and the music starts sounding funny. It wasn't none of that. It sounds like it's supposed to sound.
"He was like, 'Give me something hard.' We went into the studio one day, I played him a few beats, and he picked [a beat]. He went home the next day. I'm thinking he's gonna write to the joints. He came back to the studio like, 'Man, I like these beats, but I want to hear some more.' So I played him some more, but I was running out of things to play. I was like, 'I ain't got much left to play but I can make you something right now.' Then I remembered this beat I had been making in L.A. I put that beat on and he just went crazy. He was like, 'This the beat I was talking about!' The song I'm talking about, you wouldn't expect him to be on it. With the G.O.O.D. Music thing and the Neptunes, you never heard Pusha on shit like that. And he was even saying, 'They ain't gonna expect that.' It's gonna kill the game."