Pusha T Reflects On His Solo Catalog, Says It’s Not As Strong As Clipse’s

The Virginia rapper got very candid during a recent interview.

Pusha T is getting candid about his solo career.

During a new interview with GQ, the Virginia rapper says his albums haven’t risen to the level of hip-hop fan’s expectations as that of The Clipse’s, claiming he’s taken an L” in trying to recreate the prowess he and his brother No Malice were able to create during the early-to-mid 2000s.

“Just to be all the way honest, ever since I went solo, I heard the cries from the fans of what they were missing from the Clipse in my solo albums,” he said. “And I’ve tried to mimic and infuse, and tried to cater at some points, but it’s never enough. And I had to come to terms with that.

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“He actually brings a level of introspection that’s like, man, I can’t dial into it and do it the way the people and the fans want to hear it,” Pusha continued. “And I’ve taken that L.”

The It’s Almost Dry rapper also noted the timeline between his solo career and The Clipse's. “I’m just saying it’s an L because I’ve tried, because I know the issue and know that I couldn’t honestly check that box off,” he said. “The people have already sipped the Kool-Aid, right? They already know how it’s made.

“They already understand the amount of sugar that’s in it,” Pusha added. “It doesn’t taste the same when I make it, and they know that. So I couldn’t necessarily always check that box off and I was trying to, no lie.”

Pusha T was also asked if he and No Malice would reunite for another Clipse album: “I wouldn’t say consistently, but we definitely have been messing around with a few ideas,” he responded. “I’ve been working on a couple different projects at one time, in between touring, and he’s definitely been around and been there to be a part of it. So I think he has been finding the fun in it as well. I don’t be pressing it, but it is always fun to watch him have that fun again.”

Pusha continued: “It has been a problem with me finishing my verse and then him finishing after me and me feeling like, ‘Hey man, this is not fair. Something has to give.’ I guess I haven’t heard that level of intellect and common sense in rap in a minute. So it’s a breath of fresh air.”

Read the full GQ feature here.

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