Last week, the latest shots in the ongoing G.O.O.D. Music versus Young Money beef rang out: YMCMB soldier Jae Millz released "Hearing Voices," labeled as a diss to Pusha T, who's been the main provocateur on the G.O.O.D. Music side of things. But, in a recent sit-down with BET, Pusha didn't take the bait.
"I guess they're doing what they should do - it is what it is." Pusha replied when BET.com asked him about "Hearing Voices." "As long as the music is good, I ain't got no worries, man. Now, bad music I don't like."
Pusha taking the bigger-man route is a bit of surprise, considering some of the body blows Jae Millz - who until now hadn't joined in the back-and-forth and had been a seemingly peripheral member of Young Money - landed in "Hearing Voices." At one point, Jae seems to question the credibility of Pusha, who's often rapped about selling drugs. "I'm tired of all these corny-a-- rappers / So-called trappers, telling they story backwards / Talking all that white s--t, you ain't never had it / Post office visits the only time you stamped the package."
Jae also calls out Pusha for his music's quality, and mocks his relatively new allegiance with Kanye and G.O.O.D. Music: "Shame on me on yet to have an album in a wrapper / But n---a shame on you for every album gettin' wacker / And you a d--krider, switch sider, certified clique hopper, still getting nada."
But Pusha says that he's still down with his brother and bandmate, No Malice - who's also been releasing his own material recently - and promises they'll be reuniting soon. "Everybody's doing their solo thing right now," Pusha explained. "We definitely have always had plans to do another Clipse album for sure - that's always been in the making."
But for now, Pusha's thrilled to be working with G.O.O.D. Music and notorious perfectionist Kanye, and says that it's affecting his music for the better. "I feel like what I've learned more than anything is not to get married to the music and that it can always be better," Pusha said of his partnership with Yeezy. "Usually there's a beat and then my rhymes come and that's the process. This way, it's a beat, my rhymes come and then there's a whole other production process that I'm surprised with when it's time to listen to the record. It's crazy because I hear records, and I'll do a record, and I'll fall in love with it a certain way, and once it leaves my hands 'Ye goes back and changes it somewhere and cooks up this whole new monster. It's dope because I get to fall in love with the record twice."
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