Pusha T & The-Dream Speak On Creating "Exodus 23:1"
Pusha T and The-Dream discuss their working relationship following the release of "Exodus 23:1."
Yesterday, Pusha T released his controversial new track "Exodus 23:1," believed to be a diss track towards Drake and Young Chop, that features a guest appearance from The-Dream. During an interview with MTV News, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper explained how the R&B singer got on the song, which was produced by RicoBeats.
"It really started with this beat [from] Rico. We were like, 'Yo, Dream would just sound amazing on the record, period.' So we sent it out and it came back so quick. Dream was like, 'Man this is one of the ones,'" he said. "Personally, I never thought the record was going to come back that quickly. I was in New Orleans somewhere and Rico was like, 'Aye! Dream did it — he on the phone!' I thought, 'OK, wait a minute this might really be something.'"
The Clipse member, who is working on his upcoming album, praised The-Dream's creativity, explaining how he's playing a strong role in his LP. "Musicality, to me in general, is missing, but [Dream] is a musician, he's a fundamentalist. I've really taken on the student role," he said. "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."