Pusha-T has provided some clarification on his Madlib-produced album, which may or may not be cancelled.
Pusha T teamed up with Noah Callahan-Bever of Idea Generation and his longtime manager Steven Victor for the first edition of It’s Almost Dry Radio, his new live radio programme on Amp, during the release week of his current album It’s Almost Dry.
The discussion, moderated by Callahan-Bever, included working with Pharrell and Ye, the making of “Dreamin of the Past,” and, of course, what went wrong with his Madlib-produced record.
“The concept got started by me playing ‘Hear Me Clearly’ for Pharrell…,” he stated of his collaboration with Pharrell and Ye.
And he assured me that everything was fine. He shrugged his shoulders…. ‘Man, I just believe you need to be more of a character,’ he remarked. I told myself I’d go through the process after it was set in stone that [Pharrell and Kanye] would each produce half of the album. Whatever their procedure is, I’m going to go through it thoroughly to ensure that I’ve covered all they needed to cover. I wanted it to be produced since my main goal was to make a better album than Daytona.”
Pusha revealed on “Dreamin of the Past” that he had to fight Ye over the beat because they were both working on their albums at the same time.
I was like, buddy, you know that’s for me… He had a beat in his folder called ‘Dreamin of the Past,’ and I was like, bro, you know that’s for me…
“I discovered after a time that he hadn’t written to the record,” Push continued. “In the end, he gives me the record, but it’s always a touchy situation.” ‘Man, I can’t get on it with you after that,’ he said when I got on the record. Now you’re saying all of this.’ ‘Man, you have to know that not everything is heavy lifting,’ I said. I’m the one that has to do the hard lifting on sometimes. You have to consider B.I.G. When B.I.G. walked in for like three bars on ‘Queen Bitch,’
Pusha delivered an open and honest response to the question of Madlib’s direction.
He stated, “I was absolutely going to work with Madlib.” “I got some beats from him, and they were chops.” I just believe he’s incredibly good at finding weird sounds and chops and stuff like that. At the same time, it felt like I was in the middle of a beat tape situation. To step it up from Daytona, I felt like I needed to be produced.
It’s only beats and harsh raps that come to mind when you think about Daytona. He continues, “I wasn’t produced.” “Kanye West’s framework, you know, removing these things or whatever the case may be.” To be honest, it was only that. It’s Almost Dry is a production exercise, most notably on Pharrell’s part.”
Pusha T claimed he and Madlib were working on something in the studio nearly two years after releasing his Daytona album. He revealed the news during a Discord AMA, claiming that he and the producer were sitting on a “hard disc full of diamonds.”
Pusha noted that it was a “wish list thing” for him in a digital cover for KAZI Magazine.
“We’re going to take our time. He explained, “I’m designing and writing to some of them.” “That’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I see that happening now that we’re in communication and everything is fine. I can’t put a time on it, but I know I’ll be there.”