(AllHipHop News) Pusha T is pushing his way back into the limelight with the recent announcements about his new role as president of G.O.O.D. Music and his upcoming musical projects. One of those efforts is Darkest Before Dawn: The Prequel dropping on December 18. Pusha spoke with Rolling Stone about the forthcoming album.
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I feel like my lyrics are just dark and scathing. I feel like the lyrics on Darkest Before Dawn are uncompromised hip-hop and really speaking to my core fan base. Basically what’s been known in my discography the entire time. I feel like I’m the last rap superhero. I really do. I feel like everybody else, they seem to be a bit victimized and I don’t feel like that’s me.
The Clipse member further elaborated:
When I was coming up, rappers were my heroes. I looked at them and I thought they were dope. I thought they were great artists; they were great fashion icons; they were everything all in one. Now I look at rappers today, and I look at who the kids look to, and all you see is guys who don’t have any real particular base or guys who are just crying in the media about shortcomings and so on and so forth, and it’s a bit too much for me. Like, this is not what I know rappers to be like. Everyone I know when I was coming up were like rap superheroes to me and you wanted to be like them. There’s not too many rappers you want to be like these days. It’s bad business, it’s physical altercations and it’s all too much for me.
Besides Darkest Before Dawn and the follow-up King Push album, Pusha is also looking to release Kanye West’s SWISH and another Cruel Summer label compilation under G.O.O.D. Music. The “Untouchable” rhymer calls Ye’s next LP “phenomenal,” and he says a Cruel Summer sequel is definitely going to happen.
Read Pusha T’s full Rolling Stone interview here.