Pusha tells MTV News his tourmate Future is 'in the underbelly of the street and the 'hood, with a following.'
By Nadeska Alexis, with reporting by Rahman Dukes
Pusha T is gearing up to drop his debut solo album later this year, but the G.O.O.D. Music signee will head out on tour with Atlanta rapper Future before that rolls around. Pusha embarks on the Pluto Tour beginning May 29, and he's looking forward to it.
"To me, it's gonna be reminiscent of when I went out on my first album-promo tour," Pusha told MTV News while taking a break from recording his album in Atlanta this past weekend. "I'm going out with Future, and right now, he's in the underbelly of the street and the 'hood, with a following.
"It's grown to the point where we can do House of Blues shows all across the country," he added. "So, it's gonna be a mix of everything in the show."
Pusha, who released four albums with his brother Malice as part of the Clipse, is looking forward to dropping his first solo project, and is still surprised that the opportunity has already arrived. "It was something that was in the plans once we went through the label drams," he said, referencing the Clipse's very public falling out with Jive Records. "But at the end of the day, I never thought it would just be myself."
Malice, who took a break from recording music to publish his memoir "Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked," has no plans to drop an album soon. "We went through the drama, did the Re-Up Gang mixtape series, and from that point, we were like, 'Man, we really need to expand the brand as much as possible,' " Pusha explained. "That means I've gotta do a solo project, [Malice] is gonna do one — it was always about expanding the brand, but I didn't know it would happen so quickly."
Upcoming dates for the Pluto Tour, featuring Future and Pusha T:
» 5/29 - Miami, FL @ Revolution
» 5/31 - Raleigh, NC @ The Long Branch
» 6/1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
» 6/2 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
» 6/4 - New York City @ Irving Plaza
» 6/5 - Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
» 6/6 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
» 6/7 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
» 6/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
» 6/9 - Richmond, VA @ The National
» 6/10 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
» 6/12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
» 6/13 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
» 6/14 - Detroit, MI @ Chene Park
» 6/15 - Louisville, KY @ Plaza Convention Center
» 6/17 - Memphis, TN @ Cannon Center
» 6/19 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
» 6/20 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
» 6/21 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
» 6/22 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ambassador
» 6/23 - Dallas, TX @ Southside Music Hall