Interview: Pusha T Talks "My God," Consequence Tweets & "Fear of God"

We checked in with the Clipse rapper for a breakdown of his new single, his upcoming mixtape, and his debut album on G.O.O.D. Music.

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This past weekend, the Internet was going ham over Pusha T’s “My God,” the first single from this upcoming mixtape, Fear of God. The Hitboy-produced track featured King Push at his lyrical finest as he reflected on a life spent moving that snow white. The track only raised expectations that much higher for Fear Of God, as well as his upcoming G.O.O.D. Music solo debut. We got on the horn with Pusha while he was in Los Angeles for the GRAMMYs to talk about what to expect from his mixtape (which he says should drop any day now), his reaction to Consequence’s tweets about stealing lyrics, and why he let the dealer take full advantage. EGHCK!

As told to Insanul Ahmed (@IncilIn)

On “My God”

“Basically, my manager, Steven, had continuously told me about this beat Hitboy made specifically for me. That he hears me on it, that I have to do it, so on and so forth. With that being said, I was like, ‘Damn. Alright, let me check it out.’ And once I heard it, I loved the energy of it. You know, to me it’s one of those rapper’s rapper-type of records. It’s just a canvas. There’s not a whole lot to it. Sonically, it has the sound that keeps you interested, but it still gives you that flat canvas that you can just black out on, as an artist.

On Consequence’s subliminal tweets about “My God”

“He said that I stole his lines? Wow. Nah, I haven’t really heard much about it. Everyone who’s been hitting me up has been telling me how crazy this song is. I don’t know. I mean, I haven’t taken anything from Consequence, or anybody else, for that matter. Just for the record. I’ve been in the studio with Cons, and we’ve talked, and numerous days we’ve laughed, and...I don’t know. I missed that one. The way I’ve got to look at it now: I don’t even know if that’s for me. I can’t even believe anything like that’s for me, very honestly. I mean, until, you know, he told me something like that. I don’t know what everybody else has got going on, but ‘My God’ is an awesome record. [Laughs.]”

On the Fear of God mixtape and his upcoming album

“The mixtape is done. It’s 13 tracks. I’m rapping on some original production; I have some stuff from Nottz, Swizz, definitely Kanye, and some throwback instrumentals. I’m just waiting on a couple features before I let it go. ‘My God’ is definitely going to be on Fear Of God. As you can see with ‘My God,’ it’s that sophisticated street hip-hop that people have come to know me for. It’s going to be more of that. That actual fanbase means so much to me, that I have a vision for how I want it heard, and the actual people that I want on it. And I reached out to them and they gave me their word that they’re going to do it. I don’t want to say [who I’m waiting on.] Everybody is busy, and everybody has things to do, so I just really want to wait on that. But February it’s definitely coming out.”

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