Universally seen as the standout track is the album’s intro, “King Push.” Recently, the rapper caught up with Life+Times to decode the song’s meaning. Obviously, the track is a lot of boasting, so he essentially breaks down what each slick line means. One of the interesting things we learned was that the song was the last track Pusha wrote.
The track has garnered a lot of buzz over the months because both Pusha and Kanye West, who is executive producing the album, have said that actor Joaquin Phoenix produced the song.
However, Phoenix sent a statement to XXL, saying he didn’t produce the track:
“While it was widely reported that Pusha T used my beat and that I produced his song, I can’t take any credit. A friend’s son played me his music, and all I did was make an introduction to Kanye’s camp.”
So, the question remains: who actually produced the track? Maybe Pusha should have decoded that.