Pusha T is looking to dominate the fourth quarter. After releasing his Kash Doll-assisted track “Sociopath” earlier this week, King Push drops his second record this week in “Coming Home” with Lauryn Hill on hook duties.
The record speaks on hope and triumph for those looking to find aplomb amid their struggles. “I’m speakin’ to the soul of my black native bros / Who ain’t get to go to school, like a J. Cole,” preaches Pusha on the piano-laden record. When Pusha isn’t looking to inspire, Hill seeks into inject wisdom with her silky hook. “When love is gone, you hold onto anything/ Some do wrong, just to feel anything/ But when the void is filled, you stand up to anything/ When love is real, you can do anything,” sings Hill over the Kanye West-produced track.
In a new interview with Beats 1’s Ebro Darden, Pusha revealed how his collaboration with the former Fugees singer emanated.
“I just made the request,” he began. “She expressed that she likes my music, and she’d see about it. I definitely followed the queen around every- Whatever it took, and it was super important to me when she showed interest. It was just super important to me to definitely have her on it. Lauryn, her discography, it means everything. It’s insane, so this wasn’t about ever rushing or being on a time limit. It was just about getting the song done right and to both of our liking.”
Pusha also spoke on the inspiration behind “Coming Home,” telling Darden how “this record speaks to mass incarceration. It speaks to just giving hope to those who are coming home and telling people who are locked up and behind the wall that we waiting on them, and we going to be out here as a support system when they get home.”
Listen to “Coming Home” featuring Lauryn Hill below.