Pusha T is currently preparing the release of Darkest Before Dawn the prequel to King Push. The Good Music President discussed the project that is scheduled for release on December 18 in an interview with Bilboard.
“I was in a bit of an aggressive mind state [while recording the album] simply because I sort of feel like the last Rap superhero,” he told Billboard. “When you look at just the state of Rap [now], I feel like it’s a lot of complaining and vulnerability, and rappers being victimized.”
He explains his displeasure with the current Rap industry stems from the fact that these rappers did not dwell on emotions in their music. “That’s not the attitude that my favorites had and that’s not the attitude that the greats had when I was coming up,” he says. “These guys were really like superheroes to me. They dressed fresh. They rapped fresh. I thought they owned the world. I look at rappers now and it’s like, man, it’s just a sad case of poor business and the artistry is being questioned. It’s just too much.”