Speaking recently with The Village Voice, Pusha, who just released Fear of God mixtape, compared the two high-profile producers he's most closely associated with. "[Pharrell] has the beat finished and the hook almost down pat when I get to the studio. We may change a word or two to the hook but the melody and all that is there. It's like just insert the verse. I'll ask P how I should rap on it sometimes, how my cadence should be. He has a broad view of the whole beat, you know? With [Kanye West], a lot of his songs come from conversations, so at first the beat is just a skeleton. I'll hear a stripped-down version, lay my verse. Then 'Ye takes the beat and makes it so different. It took a little getting used to at first, but now I love it because it comes back a surprise."