Pusha T Explains Referring To Himself As "The New Hov"


(AllHipHop News) “Sold more dope than the old Jigga. Now n***as calling me the new Hov,” rapped Pusha T on his “No Flex Zone” verse. The Virginia emcee was asked about that line during an interview with XXL, and Push contends it represents that he is close to Jay Z’s level as a rapper.

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“Ay man, me personally, I’m just following that mold,” said Pusha. “I feel like when it comes to my taste level and my intricacies of rap, I’m on par with that. That’s how I’m molding my whole everything.”

The G.O.O.D. Music representative also name dropped Jay on his My Name Is My Name track “King Push.” The song included the bars, “Best d-boy, all I’m missing is a dash. Difference between my and Hova.”

King Push happens to be the name of Pusha T’s forthcoming sophomore solo album as well. He discussed the project during the interview.

“I’m going for album of the year, man, that’s it; straight up, lyric-driven of course. I feel like My Name Is My Name was very stripped down—on purpose— because I just felt like people weren’t rapping enough for my taste,” stated Push. “I didn’t want to be in that category and I wanted to show people this is what I’m about. I want to infuse more elements of music into King Push; paint the pictures and smash them with the lyrics.”

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Listen to Pusha T’s verse on Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone” below.