Pusha T Says Kanye West's Presence Forces Him To Rewrite Verses
Pusha T says that West helps him hone his craft as a lyricist.
Pusha T has had a working relationship with Kanye West for years, but his presence forces him to rethink his verses. During an interview with Complex, the G.O.O.D. Music member said that he has never rewritten more verses than he has being signed to the imprint.
“As far as revisions go and revising your verse when you're dealing with G.O.O.D. Music, it happens to all of us. I have never rewritten more verses in my life than right now,” he said. “Being signed to G.O.O.D. it just comes with the territory, man. These guys are perfectionists. I write verses and already think they're perfect. At the end of the day, ‘Ye will come through and be like, ‘Ah, no. We can do better or we can edit that out.’ He's really taught me in a sense of what he's looking for now, so now I sort of got it down to a science so I don't got to revisit it so much. But it's not beyond any of us. We revise stuff all the time.”
Pusha Ton said that it isn’t a humbling experience because it’s helping him become a better rapper and lyricist. He explained that working with super producers can encourage emcees to hone their craft.
“It's not humbling because you have to look at who's telling you to revise your verse. I never look at revision or any type of criticism as humbling when it’s coming from a 90-time Grammy winner. You've got to listen to somebody. Music is still a learning experience for me. I came into the game under super producers; I deal with super producers a lot, whether it be Pharrell, whether it be Kanye, whether it be The-Dream. You have to listen to somebody. Me specifically, I have to. I'm a rapper.”