Rapper Pusha T Covers Crack Magazine; Styles In LOEWE, Haider Ackermann, Valentino & Saint Laurent Paris
Rapper and G.O.O.D. Music‘s president Pusha T covers Issue 62 of UK‘s independent publication, Crack magazine.
The issue was shot by photographer Christelle de Castro in Brooklyn. Styling was courtesy of Marcus Paul. The street lyricist styles in a LOEWE sweater, Valentino pants, adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers, Haider Ackermann banana, Valentino jacket, Uniqlo shirt, Saint Laurent Paris jeans and Saint Laurent trainers.
Inside, Pusha talks to writer Jeff Ihaza about his relationship with Kanye West, coke rap, past label drama, his brother leaving the group, the current state of the rap game, his fanbase, last offering, Darkest Before Dawn, upcoming album, King Push which is tentative scheduled to drop this summer and much more.
On his relationship with Kanye West:
“Me and Kanye see things differently a lot,” he tells me. “We’ve always had that dynamic. With that kind of relationship there’s always something to pull out of the space where we see things differently. We call it ‘cracking the code.’”
On the Clipse’s brand of ebullient raps about the drug trade, dubbed “coke rap”:
“It was more competitive earlier on,” Pusha T remembers as we zip through Chinatown. “The Clipse era was a competitive rap era for me and a competitive production era for The Neptunes.”
On past label drama and his brother leaving the group:
“I think with all of this, label drama, to my brother not being a part of the group, to being a solo artist,” he says, calmly, “it has played out in the best way possible today.”