Pusha T Reveals Why He Didn’t Feature Kendrick Lamar on ‘It’s Almost Dry’

Pusha T’s new album It’s Almost Dry dropped last month, but there was one feature that was purposely missing.

In his interview with GQ Hype, Pusha revealed that he asked Kendrick Lamar to be on his latest album. The Compton rapper “was one of the first people he called,” but they were unable to find a song that differed enough from their last collaboration “Nosetalgia” off 2013’s My Name Is My Name. Pusha did not want to repeat himself, so he ultimately decided to move on.

It’s Almost Dry does, however, feature JAY-Z, but Push was careful not to make another “Drug Dealers Anonymous.”

“I was very determined not to make the same JAY-Z record,” he said of the Pharrell-produced “Neck & Wrist.”

Plus, he weighed in on GQ recently declaring Future the Best Rapper Alive, a title bestowed upon him by Complex in 2018. “Future came in the game and created a lane. So from that alone, he can be considered the greatest rapper alive by somebody,” he said. “There ain’t no argument. It’s to be respected–Future is to be respected.”

Pusha earned the first No. 1 album of his 20-year career with It’s Almost Dry, which debuted on the Billboard 200 with 55,000 equivalent album units.

He will perform the album live when he hits the road on his “It’s Almost Dry Tour,” which launches May 29 in Seattle.

As for Kendrick, he is gearing up to release his own album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers on May 13. Earlier this week, he hinted that it could be a double album as well as a book.