May 24, 2018

10 Things We Learned From Pusha T On Ebro in the Morning [VIDEO]

10 Things We Learned From Pusha T On Ebro in the Morning [VIDEO]
(Photo Credit: Karl Ferguson JR.)

It’s about to be a GOOD Friday! That’s because the first of many Kanye West produced albums was released. Pusha T is getting ready to release his third studio solo album, which he recently named Daytona.

The album is only seven tracks, with all production from Kanye West himself. He walked up to Ebro in the Morning, and had a conversation about some of the tracks on what he calls the album of the year, including shots and Birdman and Drake, the production, Kanye’s controversial appearance on TMZ, and much more.

Here are 10 things we learned from Pusha T on Ebro in the Morning


Why He Dissed Drake

On Track 7 of his album “Infrared” he has lyrics going at Drake:

“It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin, At the mercy of a game where the codes is missing.”

Pusha confirms it is in reply to Drake’s shots on “Two Birds One Stone” as can be read below:

“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 You bagging weed watching Pacino with all your niggas Like, “This what we need to be on,” but you never went live You middle-man in this shit, boy, you was never them guys I can tell, ’cause I look most of you dead in your eyes And you’ll be tryna sell that story for the rest of your live.”

Says,  “It’s now my turn to question.” No real street beef just “rappers doing rapper s***.”

Why Is The Album Only 7 Songs?

It was a debate between himself and Pusha T. Pusha felt like he wanted to give fans a full length album. Kanye questioned the meaning of that. Felt very strong about the number 7, and making the project only seven tracks.

“It’s something about that number 7 man. It’s God’s number man.” He now agrees 7 is a perfect length for this project.

GOOD Friday’s BACK!

Kanye West made a total of 35 tracks for every album (Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Kanye West, Kanye & Kid Cudi, Nas). It’s the new and improved version of GOOD Friday.

“We had to find a new way to do it!”

Thoughts On Kanye West’s Political/Social Thoughts on Trump & Free Thinking

He was VERY against Kanye supporting Trump. Says he is the president of GOOD Music because he has no problem speaking his mind. They had multiple one-on-one talks about it.

“If you say something to me I’m going to say something back. The messaging in that is not a good look. I don’t see anything good in that hat. That hat is like the new KKK to me.”

There was “a lot of straightforward convo. A lot of real talk, and speaking to a lot of the insensitivity people feel. Him talking to me and us talking back and forth I’m saying the message doesn’t come off that. You can’t have Twitter conversation on camera.”

He also feels he will address much of the debate on his album.

The Track “What Would Meek Do” feature Meek Mill Because He Was In Jail… Could Be On The Remix Though!

He didn’t reach out to him because he was in jail. Meek Mill thinks he’s fly. They were talking, and there might be a remix.

“We were DM’ing this morning,” he said. “I got something else for Meek tho.”

The Old Producer Kanye is Back!

The process began with them going to Amoeba to listen to music and finding out records they loved.

“The actually chopping and samples that is where he’s home at. This who process started with him buying 1000 records, just listening. We did that then we would make a list of joins that we loved.”

“He found my album and Teyana’s first. Then Kids Love Ghosts. Then he found his sound. And then he did Nas.”

Pusha T/Rick Ross Album In The Future?

Knows he can send something to Ross and get back a flawless feature. Says working with Ross always works sonically. Never talked about a joint album, but he would love to do it, and would want to tour. The group could be called “Drug Dealers Dream.”

Pusha T & Nas tour?

He has had a few touring conversations. Talked to Nas about a joint tour.

Why did he change album name from King Push to Daytona?

The Daytona Rolex is his favorite watch. Didn’t feel King Push defined this album’s theme correctly.

“I felt that King Push was representative about how I felt about this entire process. You’re witnessing two artists that have nothing but time.”

Has “TONS” Of Unreleased Tracks w/ Pharrell In His Phone

Pusha T goes to see Pharrell in the studio everytime he goes to Los Angeles. They always record some tracks together, including many that the public hasn’t heard … yet!

Daytona is available Friday, May 25. Watch the full interview below.