It’s been over three years since Pusha T dropped DAYTONA, the former Clipse rapper’s third studio album for G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings.
Now, as he prepares to release the follow-up — which includes production from Kanye West and The Neptunes — he’s purging his closet and selling some of his clothing items on the luxury menswear marketplace, Grailed. Speaking to Billboard, Pusha T explained why he typically does this annually.
“I always have like a huge closet purge, usually yearly and definitely definitely going into an album cycle,” he says. “It’s like, ‘OK. What’s the look?’ And I have to like clear out my closet to be able to see where I’m going from here.”
As Pusha T transitions into album mode, he offered a small update on the project and revealed it’s in the mixing stage, while the array of guest features are still in the process of “being finalized.”
In September, Pusha T vowed the DAYTONA follow-up will find him in top form in a tweet to TIDAL’s Tony Gervino.
“First of all, I was listening to this just a second ago,” he wrote. “Secondly, I’m so much better now than I was then.”
First of all, I was listening to this just a second ago…👁 Secondly, I’m so much better now than I was then.
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) September 30, 2021
Pusha T took it up a notch and confidently stated to Billboard, “I think I’ve topped DAYTONA for sure. One-thousand percent.” He also noted Pharrell pushed back on some of the directions Pusha T wanted to go with the album, adding, ““[Pharrell] said ‘Nah man, you’re always gonna say the greatest things but you want to be different? We’ve got to make compositions.’”
Now with expectations sky high, Pusha T just has to deliver. Meanwhile, Upscale Vandal has provided additional details about the impending project, which is expected to arrive before 2021 is up.
Check out the texts below.
This just in, another @PUSHA_T album update…i got a text from Saint Jewels…the chain is ready 😤 https://t.co/k7YceTC9F6 pic.twitter.com/ycqpNgZAnU
— Upscale Vandal (@Upscale_Vandal) October 20, 2021