Did Joaquin Phoenix Produce Pusha T’s ‘King Push’?
Pusha T’s career was revived upon signing with Kanye West’s camp. His G.O.O.D. Music album, My Name Is My Name, is set to be released on Tuesday, October 8th. Naturally, Kanye was responsible for production on some of the beats, but was another producer who’s more famous for his acting chops responsible for one of the tracks as well? Not according to him.
Back in August, the former Clipse member said Joaquin Phoenix produced the track, King Push. “When I turned it in in June, (Kanye) gave me probable two or three new beats. One of those beats was from Joaquin Phoenix, and it’s probably gonna be… I want it to be the intro to my album.”
Phoenix denied the claim in an interview with XXL, saying “A friend’s son played me his music, and all I did was make an introduction to Kanye’s camp.”
The actor is no stranger to Hip Hop culture. He famously went bananas for a short spell, claiming he was quitting acting to become a rapper. He played up the act, appearing delusional on national television and viral videos, all while the cameras were documenting the transition for a film project. The documentary, produced by Ben Affleck’s brother, Casey, was a flop. Shortly after, both parties admitted it was all a stunt for the sake of the documentary.