Zane Lowe has had a big 2013, interviewing Jay Z, Kanye West, and Eminem in succession. Adding to that list, Lowe sat down with Pusha T for a brief interview. Naturally, a good portion of the conversation focused on My Name Is My Name and the process involved with coming up with what Pusha once again declared "Hip-Hop album of the year." When Lowe was unwilling to agree with the claim outright, saying he had to make the decision December 6, Pusha demanded that the radio host call him the next day to let him know.
Pusha also talked about the importance of being selective with his guest verses. Lowe cited the collaboration he did with Joel Compass as an example of a collaboration that was not phoned in, and Pusha agreed, saying that he loved the song and felt he had to be a part of it.
Naturally, Lowe asked about the possibility of a Clipse reunion, and Pusha once again reiterated that the timing was not right for both him and No Malice to come together on new music as a group. Pusha gave the example of his brother turning down concert dates for the ten-year anniversary of Lord Willin, and also said that he turned down coming out for Pusha's Coachella set this year because of the songs Pusha wanted the two to perform. Know that when the Clipse are ready to go, Pharrell and Kanye West both will be interested in crafting the album in an executive producer role.
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