Pusha-T reminded fans of his status in the game.
The Virginia Beach rapper served as the musical guest on Thursday’s episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he delivered a stellar performance of “Just So You Remember.” Though the setup was relatively simple, it forced fans to place all their attention on Pusha’s expressions as he delivered bars about his come-up and accolades.
“Just so you remember who you dealing with/The number don’t change, I know who the chemist is,” he rapped. “Brick by brick, we kept open dealerships/Mitch by mitch, we built up our villages.”
The song appeared on Pusha’s fourth studio album It’s Almost Dry, which arrived back in April. Executive produced by Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, the project earned Pusha his first No. 1 album, moving 55,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. The rapper spoke about “Just So You Remember” during an interview with Rolling Stone ahead of the album’s release.
“The title says it all. I never want people to ever forget who they dealin’ with,” he said, before confirming there were no features on the track. “Ain’t no guests! Those are all me! Rap-wise, I’m the star of my show, are you kiddin’ me? … People have been watching me post [pictures] of my son for 20 months now and they see me calm. But naw, [the song] is about my mentality and mindset. I can tap back in whenever I’m ready and need to.”
You can watch the Late Night performance in the video above.
Pusha is now working on a “special project” that he teased during a Spotify Q&A session last month.
“It’s just all about music and staying competitive and just showing that there is a space for what it is that I do in hip-hop,” he said, “… and that what I do in hip-hop is the most credible space and takes the most talent...and is just… the realest.”