Pusha T talks about the making of ‘It’s Almost Dry”
It’s no secret that Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry is considered by many as one of the best hip-hop releases of 2022. During his recent talk with August Brown of the Los Angeles Times, the Virginia street rhymer opened up about how he approaches his albums, and how putting Pharrel and Kanye West on It’s Almost Dry production rendered the album as pure as it is.
“I rarely do extra songs. I know exactly what it is that I’m looking for when I go into making an album,” Push revealed. “With ‘It’s Almost Dry,’ it was to make the purest, most uncompromised hip-hop album I could. That meant the lyricism had to be A-1, and I felt it would be eventful to pit Pharrell Williams versus Ye. These two producers are hip-hop at its purest core. The pasasion between the three of us alone is enough to know that you’re gonna get the album of the year.”
With guest appearances from Kanye West, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Kid Cudi, Lil Uzi Vert, Don Toliver, Malice, and more, It’s Almost Dry opened at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with 55K equivalent album units earned across the US. It has been nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys 2023.