Before the success of Wale and Rolls Royce Rizzy, the DMV area was primarily known for producing The Clipse, along with Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Pharrell. The Clipse rose to fame ten years ago, releasing three albums in the time since then. In 2010, Pusha T was advised by his group-mate/brother, No Malice, to launch his solo career.
Already having a strong relationship with Kanye West, Pusha T would sign with G.O.O.D. Music and would not look back. Pusha T had a breakout performance on Kanye West’s comeback album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In 2011, Pusha T released his Fear of God mixtape and EP.
In 2012, Kanye West would unite his G.O.O.D. Music, which also includes Big Sean for the compilation album, Cruel Summer. Kanye West would use the Cruel Summer platform to re-launch his career. Among his number of hits was the remix of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” which helped the young star land with Interscope Records.
Yesterday, Pusha T spoke with Vulture.com about a number of topics. Pusha T explained his verse on “Mercy,” including the “roof gone, George Jefferson,” meaning the roof on the car is gone, as in convertible. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper also spoke on his “white frost on that pound cake, so your Duncan Hines is irrelevant,” saying he was referencing a paint job, instead of cocaine. Chief Keef was also discussed, as Pusha T initially wanted to sign him, eventually settling for remixing “I Don’t Like.”