In anticipation of his new album Daytona releasing in a few hours, Pusha T is busy on a promo run in New York City. After sitting down with Angie Martinez, The Clipse member made stops to HOT 97’s morning show and Genius’ For the Record with Rob Markman. Throughout both conversations, Pusha T speaks on his new album, the decision to make it seven songs only, the heavy sample use on Daytona, his role as an activist, Kanye West’s political views and support of Trump, the reason Pusha T stood by Hilary Clinton, his relationship with Rick Ross, wanting Meek Mill for the song “What Would Meek Do?,” his thoughts on the current state of Hip-Hop, Lil’ Baby and Gunna being his favorite artists right now, and more.
The most intriguing subject during both discussions was Drake, a person Pusha T has directed subliminal verses at in past years. The President of G.O.O.D. Music decided to speak in-depth on his issues with the Canadian superstar.
Speaking with HOT 97’s Ebro Darden and Laura Stylez (2:50 mark), Pusha T gives his reasoning for firing at Drake on the song “Infrared” off Daytona. “It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin,” he raps, referring to allegations of a handful of Drake’s records in 2015 being written by Quentin Miller. Pusha explains that Drake’s lines on “Two Birds One Stone” (“But really it’s you with all the drug dealer stories that’s gotta stop though. You made a couple chops and now you think you Chapo/ If you ask me though you ain’t lining the trunk with kilos”) caused him to rap that line.
With Rob Markman (20:25 mark), the discussion of Drake goes into the subject of ghostwriting and the lyrical back and forth with Drake being a part of the sport.
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