(Pusha T on the set of ’What Dreams Are Made Of’)
By Nadeska Alexis
While he continues to roll out singles and videos from his recent EP Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray, Pusha T is also spending time in the studio recording tracks for his upcoming debut album and the first official G.O.O.D. Music album, both due out in 2012. When MTV News caught up with him on the video set of “What Dreams Are Made Of,” in New York last week, the Clipse rapper gave an update on the status of both projects.
“I’ve recorded four songs for the G.O.O.D. Music album, and hopefully there will be a couple more,” Pusha said. “I know me and [Big] Sean should definitely be on two songs together, if not more–Sean, that’s my man.”
He explained that the recording process is currently at the mercy of the G.O.O.D. Music team’s hectic touring schedules, and he revealed that the album is being recorded solely in New York City at the moment. “Kanye and [Jay-Z] got the Watch The Throne thing going on, [Big] Sean is on the road, I’m working on my album and doing dates as well, so we just catch up to each other in New York,” he said. “What happens there is that who gets in [the studio] is just who gets in. The beats are there and they’re laid out. The finished product still has to go through the Kanye West wizardy wall, but after that happens, then we’ll see.”
In terms of his upcoming debut album, Pusha hopes to complete a majority of the album by year’s end. “I’ve recorded upwards of six or more records and that’s [just] been with Kanye,” he explained. “I’ve still got other producers to get in it with like No I.D. and The Neptunes, and I’m working on finishing that by the end of this year, but that’s a process. When you work with the super producers like Kanye West, it’s a whole other process that your music’s gotta go through, and that takes time.”