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[New Music] Pusha T – Drug Dealers Anonymous ft. Jay Z

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve heard new music from Jay Z, but with a feature on Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up (Remix),” Hova is slowly making his return to the Game of Thrones Hip Hop. In a matter of days removed from the “All The Way Up (Remix),” Jay Z dropped 48-bars of dopeness on Pusha T’s newest joint, “Drug Dealers Anonymous.” And with a simple email from Pusha T to Jay Z it was a done deal, the two teamed up for only the second time in years, with their first collaborative offering coming from a feature on Kanye West’s “So Appalled,” off the ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album.

Pusha T spoke with Genius on Tuesday (May 31st), regarding the email he sent that inspired Jay Z’s “Drug Dealer Anonymous” verse. Read the full interview below:

“I was coming to Los Angeles to work on the G.O.O.D. Music album and play Kanye some new things I’d been working on,” Pusha told Genius on Tuesday. “I played him ‘Drug Dealers Anonymous’ and I said, ‘I want Hov on this.’ He was like, ‘Oh man. That would be fire.’”

According to Pusha, he then left the studio to email Jay Z the track with his verse already on it. Push told Genius the email exchange went a little something like this:

From: Pusha T
To: Jay Z
Subject: Drug Dealers Anonymous
Attachment: 1

The news reporter that called you a 14-year drug dealer, this was the inspiration behind it. Here’s my verse. I left some extra beat for you. Let me know what you think either way.

From: Jay Z
To: Pusha T
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

WTF? Why you taking me to a dark place? Now I’m going to grow my hair out to be on this track with you…

From: Pusha T
To: Jay Z
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

Man, there’s nothing wrong with telling ghost stories. We need them. We love them. We love these things.

After a break in the communication, during which Jay likely began crafting his verse, he hit Pusha back.
From: Jay Z
To: Pusha T
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

Oh this is going to be bad. Oh this is going to be real, real bad. I’ll just blame it all on you.

From: Pusha T
To: Jay Z
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

Ok, that’s fine.

Jay takes the night to finish his verse and responds the next morning.
From: Jay Z
To: Pusha T
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

This is bad bad. This is like a lot of bad. This is like 48-bars bad.

From: Pusha T
To: Jay Z
Subject: Re: Drug Dealers Anonymous

It’s your world.

Listen to Pusha T and Jay Z spit fire below.