Pusha T Discusses “Runaway” Track

Now that Pusha T is the latest addition to the G.O.O.D. Music Family, he spoke with VIBE on the VMAs and his verse on “Runaway”.

Runaway” seemed to get a lot of love from the crowd. I heard plenty of people bumping the live version the next day, too. When exactly did you and Kanye record that song?
March or April, earlier this year. Whenever I was out in Hawaii… We recorded quite a few songs. He had the record already and was like, ‘Yo, I want you on this record.’ A lot of stuff from him comes from conversation. He’ll talk to you and get a feel for your perspective and your outlook on shit. And later, he’ll be like, ‘Yo, I want you on this. I got a record that that perspective would fit on.’ That’s how he operates.

Did he have his parts already recorded when you heard “Runaway” for the first time?
He had the singing done on the song. I actually wrote my verse for “Runaway” three or four times. Kanye didn’t feel I was douchebag enough for the song on the first couple verses I wrote. [Laughs]

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  • Batman

    This new kanYe album cannot arive fast enough…

  • http://www.newtracksdaily.com jus-sayin

    lol @ ” Kanye didn’t feel I was douchebag enough for the song on the first couple verses I wrote”

    You can Hate or love Kanye, but he brings great energy to Hip Hop.

  • http://www.newtracksdaily.com jus-sayin

    Sidebar :

    Kanye has never been a flop….lol

    Moron.

  • Android

    Wheres th live version?

  • http://www.thisisthedream.com Thisisthedream.com

    @Android I have the live version — click on my name (links to my page)

  • Slim

    This song knocks, as does everything else this bama Kanye drops.

  • http://www.myspace.com TiffanyWatkins

    currently I think that suitable placement should become as the following developes there is miracles trivia being sighted in my name yet the obvious is i have not see the appathetisism or the theolyc chrism behind my scholastic work is there anyquote in quotations that reassembles the given policies of keystrokes or is that just a forgotten fragulence prepared by close hands of theft ‘When gAve OPPURTUNITY UNDERSTAND THAT THE CHANCE WILL BE GREAT IF I DONT RECIEVE YOU THEREFORE I KNOW WHO DID IT AND WANT TO UPTAIN IT ‘

  • WindyCityG

    PUSHA!

  • hate4am8

    Idunno guys. Kanye’s verses are weak on this. Beat is hot tho.

  • http://www.brodieltw.wordpress.com Brodie

    I swear I listens to this song so many times. I def can relate to this song. I know I’m an asshole, so the female gotta deal with it or keep it moving

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  • Ac@pella!

    I watch this on youtube everyday. The shit is so dope and inspiring. Jus ppl seeing Kanye in the zone making a record on stage is breathtaking enuff. *Haters welcome*

  • Belize

    Kanye, and Pusha too, do not disappoint on this song.

  • Mr. A From Tha T

    PUUUUUUSHA!!!! DAmn he fits too damn good with g.o.o.d. music, that song is fucking crazy, just those keys man dddddddddddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmn, thats just that music get under ya skin, pullin a drizzy but this song is sssssssssoooooooo goooooooooood

    Cudi, get the fuck outta here, thisis g.o.o.d. music, not p.j.o.b. (people jumping offa buildings) music

  • won is now backwards

    sounded great to me.