Pusha T's album Daytona has been nominated for a Grammy. Although its release was slightly overshadowed by his high profile beef with Canadian rapper, Drake, it was undoubtedly one of the most solid album offerings of 2018.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Pusha T opened up about his Grammy nomination.
"I think that’s the thing that has me the most proud about the nomination. I don’t think that there’s ever been a rap artist who’s been nominated for their work and it’s such a raw level. I look at Daytona, it has the same raw feel to me as my first album, ever," he told them.
"It has all of the same anger, all of the same ambition, it has all of the same energy as my earlier works. To me, I’ve never seen that really happen. I feel like every time anybody’s ever been nominated it’s always been, especially for rap categories, always been they had a stellar year, big single, the record crosses over to pop land and so on and so forth. I can’t say that I’ve seen this happen before."
He also opened up about how he feels being up against Mac Miller for Best Rap Album.
"No man, I thought it was good. I didn’t look Mac as a charity case, at all, because I thought Mac’s album was fire and I felt like people did. And people thought it was fire. I was sort of happy, like “Damn, to me this is the best of the best in a lot of different ways.” I listen to every last one of those albums, every last one of ‘em."