Pusha T made his way to Hawaii
Pusha T’s verse on Kanye West’s “Runaway” helped cement his solo career during the early stages of his post-Clipse period. According to label executive and artist manager Steve Victor though, Push was so close to missing out on Ye’s highly acclaimed album that spawned the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
During a recent interview with Idea Generation, Steve recalls when the former Clipse member almost ditched MBDTF recording sessions in Hawaii. Steve explains that Push wasn’t impressed with Ye’s creative process.
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“There’d be periods where we would be in Hawaii for like two or three weeks and no work would be getting done. So for someone like Pusha, it’s like, ‘What is this? This doesn’t make sense,” Victor recounted. “We were supposed to go out there one time and he was like, ‘Tsk. I’m not going, man. This ain’t it.’ I was like, ‘Nah, we have to go! [Kanye’s] process is his process.’ He was like, ‘I’m not going.’”
After Push left the Island with no intentions of returning, Victor arrived in Hawaii and Ye reached out to him specifically requesting for Push.
“We’re talking and he’s asking me questions about the Clipse and so on and so forth,” he recalled. “I’m like, ‘Yo, we should X, Y, Z.’ And he’s like, ‘That’s a great idea.’ So I get back and I call Pusha and I’m like, ‘Yo, I just had this conversation with Kanye. Ye wants you to come out here ASAP so we can figure this out.'”