Fresh off becoming the president of G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha T has shared a new single. “Untouchable” features a uniquely minimalist Timbaland beat and a sample of the Notorious B.I.G. from his verse on Pudgee’s 1995 single “Think Big.” The cut is presumably the first from T’s upcoming second solo album King Push, which will follow 2013’s My Name Is My Name.
In an interview published Monday, the rapper spoke to Billboard about taking over the reins of G.O.O.D. Music from his friend and collaborator Kanye West. ” I think that artistically, me and Kanye have the same vision,” he told the magazine. “He respects me as an artist, a really manicured artist. … When it comes to albums and things like that, I have a very manicured process in which I get to take my time and I think he sorta respects that I get to take my time.” T puts things a bit more bluntly on “Untouchable,” rhyming “The president of G.O.O.D. Music has been announced, a quarter million a year and that don’t bounce.”
In the same interview he offered an update about King Push. “I got a head start on the album so we’re good. You’ll be seeing that very shortly,” he said. “F’real, what you’re gonna get from this King Push album is something people probably haven’t heard in the past 18 years. I’m just putting it together, aiming for classic material.”
The rapper also provided detailed annotations about the lyrics for “Untouchable” via Genius. In the song’s first verse, he addresses the current election cycle (“In Mexico, f–k Donald and his pledge”) and on Genius he explains the lyric: “As a people, as a union and as a country, we’re not gonna let Trump become president. I think Donald is one of the most ignorant people.”
Check out “Untouchable” below.