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Pusha T Confirms New G.O.O.D. Music Project & Explains Jay Z Collaboration "Drug Dealers Anonymous"

‘Cruel Winter’ is real.

Directly following the release of the lead single for Pusha T‘s highly-anticipated new studio album King Push, the G.O.O.D. Music co-leader has connected with Genius to break down the story behind the single. Notably, he also seemed to confirmed a new G.O.O.D. Music compilation effort during the course of his statement. Elaborating on part of the backstory for “Drug Dealers Anonymous,” Push tells Genius:

“I was coming to Los Angeles to work on the G.O.O.D. Music album and play Kanye some new things I’d been working on…I played him ‘Drug Dealers Anonymous’ and I said, ‘I want Hov on this.’ He was like, ‘Oh man. That would be fire.” Pusha then sent Jay an email with the track and his verse, and the exchange went a little something like this:

From: Pusha T
To: Jay Z
Subject: Drug Dealers Anonymous
Attachment: 1

The news reporter that called you a 14-year drug dealer, this was the inspiration behind it. Here’s my verse. I left some extra beat for you. Let me know what you think either way.

From: Jay Z
To: Pusha T
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

WTF? Why you taking me to a dark place? Now I’m going to grow my hair out to be on this track with you…

From: Pusha T
To: Jay Z
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

Man, there’s nothing wrong with telling ghost stories. We need them. We love them. We love these things.

After a break in the communication, during which Jay likely began crafting his verse, he hit Pusha back.

From: Jay Z
To: Pusha T
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

Oh this is going to be bad. Oh this is going to be real, real bad. I’ll just blame it all on you.

From: Pusha T
To: Jay Z
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

Ok, that’s fine.

Jay takes the night to finish his verse and responds the next morning.

From: Jay Z
To: Pusha T
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

This is bad bad. This is like a lot of bad. This is like 48-bars bad.

From: Pusha T
To: Jay Z
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

It’s your world.

Of course, Pusha T also took the time to annotate the single’s lyrics and went into great length and detail about certain parts of the track. You can check out the entire piece about “Drug Dealers Anonymous” here.

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