Interview: Pusha T Talks ‘Art Basel 2015,’ His Goals For G.O.O.D Music & ‘Darkest Before Dawn’ LP


Pusha T is experiencing Art Basel like he never has before. The newly elected president of G.O.O.D. Music headlined the second night of Swizz Beatz and Bacardi’s Untameable House Party in Wynwood along with DJ Esco and super producer A-Trak. Before his set, the neighborhood Pusha discussed with VIBE why he’s excited to be apart of one of Basel’s most exclusive events.

“Last time I was at Art Basel, I was shooting a video with Fabolous called “Life Is So Exciting,” Pusha tells VIBE. “So I actually missed Art Basel because we were shooting the whole time. This time it’s the polar opposite.”

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During the show, Papa Keith of Miami’s 103.5 The Beat made the house erupt into roaring cheers once he brought Pusha out onstage. The Virginia rapper performed a number of fan favorites like “I Don’t Like,” “Numbers On The Boards,” and his verse from “So Appalled.”

Later on, Pyrex P shocked the audience by bringing up his friend The Dream to perform “Dope Chick” and “Rockin’ That Thang.” Then, President Pusha called on Fabolous to turn the show into a real “Lituation” before closing out with his Timbaland-produced single “Untouchable” — off his upcoming album Darkest Before Dawn.

“I think I’ve generated a hell of a lot of heat and much-deserved hype for music,” said Pusha. “And my music, the single “Untouchable,” the album Darkest Before Dawn (which comes out December 18th), and the short film we just shot. I mean, nobody’s doing these things.”

Along with sparking up the hype for his forthcoming album, Pusha also reveals his intentions and goals as president of G.O.O.D Music.

Watch the interview below.