Pusha T promises that his next album will be a “time capsule” of what’s going on right now.
In case you didn’t notice, that alleged April 2016 release date for Pusha T’s King Push album came and went. In a sitdown with Billboard, Pusha T revealed that the album has no true release date and can’t even promise if it will come out this year.
Why? Because he’s busy being President of G.O.O.D. Music cashing checks “that don’t bounce.” Oh, and he’s tied up putting out artists like Desiigner.
Speaking more to your own music, King Push was slated for an April release. Will fans see it before the end of 2016?
Definitely by the end of the year. I’m looking for fall. As everybody knows, I’m the president of G.O.O.D. Music, and we’ve been working on the G.O.O.D. Music album as well as putting out new artists like Desiigner. Between those things and seeing through the other G.O.O.D. Music albums that are dropping, it was a little bit of a delay but sometimes it takes a little time. It’s no biggie. Everybody knows when my album drops, it’s always the rap album of the year, anyway.
Will Cruel Winter ironically drop ahead of its season-appropriate schedule?
I’m not sure but I know we’re working feverishly on it. Everybody’s submitting and working on records. The title alone gave me a little bit of leeway and made me not so pressured about it. But it’s G.O.O.D. Music. It’s winter when we say it’s winter.
Pusha T also talked about how this go around, he’s lending his voice to speak on what’s going on in the news and why it’s important for artist to at least offer some kind of commentary.
Will you incorporate current events such as the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the Black Lives Matter movement into your forthcoming album King Push?
For sure. For sure. Simply because that’s the only way I know how to write; it’s not a whole bunch of make-believe. These albums are time stamps, man. You gotta tell people what’s going on in songs. You want people to know what’s going on in your life and what your thoughts are at that particular moment.
Check out the rest of the interview at Billboard.