Exclusive: Pusha T and Tyler the Creator's "Trouble On My Mind" Video Shoot
"The song, people aren't expecting it, and I want to show people that I can hop in your world and you can hop in my world, and it ain't fucking up nothing. It's gonna be beautiful," he explains.
Pusha says he's now planning to buy Tyler a pair of Balenciaga shoes, if only because Tyler kept wondering why they named them something so "stupid."
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"He said, 'That just sounds like an ugly name! Man, I don't want to wear a suit, I don't want to wear shit like this!' and I said, 'Well I don't want to fuckin' dress like the Brady Bunch!'"
But if "Trouble On My Mind" (produced by The Nepunes, Tyler's most loudly proclaimed influence) is a collaboration that's wholly unexpected, it's also emblematic of the artistic perfect storm that Pusha T's upcoming solo EP promises to be: With guest spots from Tyler to Young Jeezy to Kanye West, and with production by The Neptunes and Bangladesh, the record seems less unorthodox and more a summation of the state of hip hop today.
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"I'm so excited about all of this, I'm just doing any and everything. Why not? This is the first time I feel like I've really been able to compete in the game," Pusha says, citing his time spent collaborating with Kanye in Hawaii as transformative to his creative process. "I felt like when I first came out, I wasn't really being competitive [despite the critical acclaim]. I liked being in Virginia and out of the way. I think it's always the journalists and the other rappers who say 'Oh yeah, Clipse is the shit. Clipse is sophisticated.' But when it comes down to do it, you go through so much that that praise just isn't enough. I need all of it. I want all the perks. Right now, I have to jump in with both feet. I just need more, man. I'm fiending for it now."
Pusha T performs tonight at the Key Club with J-MO, Scholar Weems, Rambohustle. His EP of all new tracks will be released in August on G.O.O.D. Music / Decon / Re-Up Gang.