Pusha T feels that in terms of capturing the magic of Clipse’s celebrated discography, his solo projects haven’t fully lived up to fan expectations.
Following his artistic split with his brother No Malice, the Virginia rapper sat down for a new interview with GQ and provided a forthright evaluation of his output as a solo artist. Pusha acknowledged that he’s “taken an L” in attempting to replicate the thoughtfulness that his former rhyme partner brought to the table and that his attempts are “never enough” – especially to fans and critics.
Just to be all the way honest, ever since I went solo, I heard the cries from the fans of what they were missing from the Clipse in my solo albums. And I’ve tried to mimic and infuse, and tried to cater at some points, but it’s never enough. And I had to come to terms with that.
He actually brings a level of introspection that’s like, man, I can’t dial into it and do it the way the people and the fans want to hear it. And I’ve taken that L.
I’m just saying it’s an L because I’ve tried, because I know the issue and know that I couldn’t honestly check that box off. The people have already sipped the Kool-Aid, right? They already know how it’s made.
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