July is almost here, but it’s safe to say that it has been a strong year for hip hop. There have been countless albums so far that have stuck out from the test, but the efforts from Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar‘s records have gone above and beyond what anyone could have imagined over the last four years. Although Pusha T is already declaring his record, ‘It’s Almost Dry’ as Rap Album of the Year, Kendrick Lamar isn’t letting Push walk away with the title so easily with his release, ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.’
In a recent conversation with Pusha T, the G.O.O.D Music president shared his thoughts on Kendrick’s most recent project, describing it as a “conversation piece” and giving props to Kendrick’s lyricism across the entire project.
“I think he made a strong album. I think his album is definitely a conversation piece, for sure. Kendrick does what he does lyrically,” he said. “I think it was impressive, for sure. I think it’s great competition. It’s a matter of what you want to hear. I feel like for what it is that I do and what I was going for. And like I said, this is rap album of the year to me. It’s Almost Dry. That is the mood and that is the energy. I think I put out that type of energy.”
Will anyone ever challenge Pusha T or Kendrick for the thrown?
Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar’s albums were released within weeks of each other. Although the timing of releases did not appear to be planned by either rapper’s team, both records are receiving plenty of praise. Particularly across streaming service numbers. When asked why he thinks both albums were so important for 2022, Pusha T’s answer was simple: “Because we are the best rappers.”