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If Pusha-T has his way, this will be the summer of truth.
In a predictably excellent new interview with Craig Jenkins for Vulture, Pusha talked all things DAYTONA, which inevitably resulted in some "Duppy Freestyle" thoughts and a vow to "deal in truths" in the coming months.
"I'm ready for everything that comes with it," Pusha said when asked if he was prepared for "all that warfare" that "Infrared" could continue to bring. "Everything. And we gonna deal in truths. If that's what we gonna do, and that's what we really, really, wanna deal in, let's deal in real truths. Because, I feel like I was questioned. My truth was questioned, and I'm gonna deal in truths all summer long. If everybody wanna deal in that, then I have no problem with that, I think it's great. Think the world needs truth."
Speaking on the irony of having his authenticity called into question, Pusha took a moment to acknowledge Drake's current chart dominance before noting that he's not reaching when it comes to his criticisms. "You run the charts, for sure," he said. "You got it, bro. Got it, homeboy. But, I have to question the authenticity of it when you get into the idea of skill set and what you do, off of what I've heard publicly. I'm not reaching for this, this is not my—This is out there, this is public knowledge."
Push also discussed producer Kanye West's seven-song approach to the coming weeks' fleet of new G.O.O.D. releases, the mood board vibes of the beat-making process behind DAYTONA, and so much more. Just read the whole thing. As for Drake, the last move in this ongoing feud involved some words of defense from Nicki Minaj. "Challenging the chosen ones only awakens the sleeping giant," she said on Twitter her the weekend.
In related news, don't trust anyone who fails to spin DAYTONA at least 10 times a day for the foreseeable future.