Pusha T Reveals How The Jay Z Verse On “Drug Dealers Anonymous” Came About

The rapper talked to Genius about the inspiration for ‘ay Z's 48-bar verse.

June 01, 2016
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Yesterday, G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T dropped off "Drug Dealers Anonymous", the first single form his upcoming King Push album. The song features a lengthy Jay Z verse, in which he responds to a news anchor who talked down on him and his wife and makes a drug dealing pun about the viral "Damn Daniel" meme. As one might expect, the internet went nuts.

Pusha T recently discussed how the Hov verse came about with Genius, recreating an email chain between the two rappers. “I was coming to Los Angeles to work on the G.O.O.D. Music album and play Kanye some new things I’d been working on,” Pusha said. “I played him ‘Drug Dealers Anonymous’ and I said, ‘I want Hov on this.’ He was like, ‘Oh man. That would be fire.’”

Pusha said that he emailed Jay the song with an open verse, to which Hov responded, ""Oh this is going to be bad. Oh this is going to be real, real bad. I’ll just blame it all on you."

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