Pusha T gearing up for another Kanye-produced LP, shares song ft. Lauryn Hill
Pusha T followed his great Kanye-produced DAYTONA with the Kanye-produced "Sociopath" earlier this week, and now he shared a second new song produced by 'Ye, "Coming Home," and making this one even more exciting, it features Ms. Lauryn Hill. As Stereogum points out, Push told Beats 1's Ebro Darden that he's gearing up for another Kanye-produced album with about nine new songs, due at some point in 2019. Stay tuned!
According to a press release, "the track touches on the struggle to achieve freedom," and it comes out alongside the news of Push's new charitable campaign...
Coinciding with the track’s release, Pusha T has announced he’s joined forces with Brittany K. Barnett’s Buried Alive Project and MiAngel Cody’s The Decarceration Collective to launch the ‘Third Strike Coming Home Campaign.’ The initiative aims to free people serving life in prison today under yesterday’s outdated 3 Strikes Drug Law. Specifically, Pusha T kicked off the campaign with a $25K donation and will support Barnett and Cody as they look to hire more lawyers to fight for more people who are buried alive under life sentences for federal drug crimes.
Throughout his career, Pusha T has been heavily involved in promoting social justice and prison reform. He’s collaborated with former president Barack Obama on the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, recorded multiple PSAs aimed at lowering incarceration rates, and more.
By partnering with Barnett and Cody, Pusha T is looking to get more people free and reunited with their families. Nationally recognized for their life saving work, Barnett and Cody made history with their 90 Days of Freedom Campaign where - in just three short months - they won freedom for 17 prisoners set to die in prison. In total, the two powerhouse lawyers have saved 40 men and women who have collectively survived over 800 years in prison.
Pusha T also talked to Rolling Stone about how he secured the first Lauryn Hill feature in years:
It was actually just a request. We don’t have any people in common, really. I just made the request, and she expressed that she liked what I do musically. Basically, she was like, “Let me take a crack at it.” By the time she said, “Let me take a crack at it,” I was already floored. I was just like, “Ok? You’re working on it.” Then she came back with something like “Hey, this is what I’m working on, but I don’t know if I really like these two parts.” I’m like, “What?! Are you actually going through your process with me? What do you mean?” I’m just fully taken aback. She was actually going through the process. I can tell you of at least nine different renditions. I have so many different takes and pieces, things that she just really honed in on the song.
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