(AllHipHop News) It’s only been 15 months since Pusha T released his critically-acclaimed Daytona, but the G.O.O.D. Music president is already back in album mode. King Push recently dropped a new song titled “Coming Home” featuring Lauryn Hill.
Ebro Darden caught up with Pusha for Apple Music’s Beats 1. The Clipse member from Virginia talked about working with the legendary Ms. Hill on the record which was produced by Kanye West and Mike Dean.
“I just made the request. She expressed that she likes my music, and she’d see about it. I definitely followed the queen around,” Pusha explained. “Whatever it took, and it was super important to me when she showed interest. It was just super important to me to definitely have her on it. Lauryn, her discography, it means everything. It’s insane, so this wasn’t about ever rushing or being on a time limit. It was just about getting the song done right and to both of our liking.”
He also stated, “This record speaks to mass incarceration. It speaks to just giving hope to those who are coming home and telling people who are locked up and behind the wall that we’re waiting on them and we’re going to be out here as a support system when they get home.”
According to Push, nine songs for his fourth studio LP are ready to go at the moment. One of the potential tracks on the forthcoming project will likely be “Sociopath” featuring Detroit’s Kash Doll.
“I had the ‘Sociopath’ record for a minute. I wanted a female on the record who I felt could really execute how I wanted her to execute, execute really sharp. Kash Doll, to me, represents an era of female Hip Hop in which the lyricism is top-notch, it’s super sharp, it’s competitive with the guys,” said Pusha. “And she represents that to me, so I thought she would execute, and she definitely did.
Plus, Pusha T announced he has joined forces with Brittany K. Barnett’s Buried Alive Project and MiAngel Cody’s The Decarceration Collective to launch the “Third Strike Coming Home Campaign.” The 42-year-old emcee/executive donated $25,000 to the initiative. He plans to support Barnett and Cody’s efforts to hire more lawyers to fight for individuals dealing with life sentences for federal drug crimes.