Pusha T: “I’m The Last Rap Superhero”

The rapper discussed his “dark and scathing” new album.

December 03, 2015

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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Pusha T dished on Darkest Before Dawn, which arrives later this month. The MC suggested that he brings a necessary dose of courage to the ailing world of hip-hop. "I feel like I'm the last rap superhero," he declared. "I feel like everybody else, they seem to be a bit victimized and I don't feel like that's me... I look at who the kids look to, and all you see is guys who don't have any real particular base or guys who are just crying in the media about shortcomings and so on and so forth, and it's a bit too much for me... There's not too many rappers you want to be like these days."

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Pusha believes his work on Darkest Before Dawn is particularly fierce. "I feel like my lyrics are just dark and scathing," he explained. "In regards to the sound," he continued, "I feel like My Name Is My Name is a bit more lighthearted than what I just created. I sat with Timbaland, I sat with Kanye, I sat with Sean Combs, Boi-1da, Nashiem Myrick, Mario Winans, Baauer, Mano and got from each of them the darkest part of their souls on these beats."

In addition, the rapper provided a non-update on Kanye's new album. "[E]verything I've heard is phenomenal" he said. "It has nothing to do with any of the other records that were released before. That's all I can really say about it. He's super meticulous about the messaging about his album but you guys are in for a treat."

Look for Darkest Before Dawn on December 18.

Pusha T: “I’m The Last Rap Superhero”