Thu 24 May 2012
It’s been 24 hours since Pusha T released his fierce lyrical taunt “Exodus 23:1.” What followed after was a response from Lil’ Wayne, and listeners still wondering who exactly was Pusha referring to. The-Dream also contributed on the song, and MTV News had a chance to catch up with both artists in Atlanta while working on Pusha’s solo debut album. The two discuss how the controversial song came about, their working relationship, Pusha playing the student role, and touch on one of many records titled “Automatic.”
Watch their interview below…..
“Musicality, to me in general, is missing, but [Dream] is a musician, he’s a fundamentalist. I’ve really taken on the student role. I feel like I’m in with the best of the best. You’ve got Dream on one end, you’ve got Kanye on another end, and you can learn so much. I really look at myself as just a rapper’s rapper, but I’ve learned so much about song structure from Dream.”
“This is the most I’ve ever rewritten. I wrote the ‘Automatic’ record, sent it to Dream, and he was like, ‘Aye, you rapping too damn much,’ and I’m like, ‘OK.’ How [would you not] listen to the writer of everything? How [would you not] listen to the producer of everything?”
Thanks to LowKey/UHTN