'Straight Outta Compton' Could Have Had Pusha-T In The Cast

And we get a mysterious update on <i>King Push</i>.

Pusha-T is ready to unleash new music.

On Thursday (Aug. 17), the Virginia MC told Billboard that he's gearing up to drop new material very soon.

"I am feverishly trying to finish King Push, and get some music out this month," he said. "It's a real easy thing -- just a couple different pieces that I feel like need to be in place."

And we might have a surprise in store. When asked about the producers on the LP, King Push dropped an impressive list of names and a little hint, too.

"Timbaland, Kanye West, Pharrell, The-Dream, Sean Combs...and someone from my hometown who I've never, ever worked with before," he explained.

Any guesses?

Well, clearly Push is active with music, but we might see him on-screen someday too. The MC also told Billboard that he wanted to play MC Ren in "Straight Outta Compton" the way Chance The Rapper wanted the Dr. Dre role.

"I believe Ren wanted to fight me," Pusha said. "That was what he gave off. His verses, his demeanor. His demeanor was like, 'Yo, I'ma hurt you, and I'm not playing any games.' It wasn't over-the-top loud. It was just one of a person who, I felt like, didn't play any games. I felt like I could've done that."

Although that didn't happen, the Clipse wordsmith did get a co-sign from Ren and Dr. Dre, who named him one of their favorite rappers of today during a separate interview with Billboard. For Push, this was a major compliment. "It's like the ultimate -- ultimate rap reward," he said.

Maybe we'll see Ren on the LP, too?

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