Rapper Pusha T was recently in North Philadelphia, filming the “Tryna Get Me One” music video with Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid.
While on a break from shooting scenes, he caught up with ‘Pull of Gravity’ film directors El Sawyer and Jon Kaufman to speak candidly about his past hustling life, the “pull” of the streets and his take on the reentry of prisoners into society.
At the end of the day, we are all grown men and we all make our own choices, we all make our own decisions. But I’m telling you like this, it’s real situations out here. And you’re listening to a rap artist who has sold a million records and then I’ve sold no records. I’ve been on hiatus. I’ve been shelved by a label. And at the end of the day, I’ve had to do what I had to do. I’ve taken those risks, during those times. And I’m the rapper with the face on the TV…. I couldn’t put out an album for four years. Then couldn’t put out an album for three more years. So, you make choices.
It’s not that the environment pulls your back in, you make that choice. There certain things I just gotta do and there is a certain way of life that I gotta live and there are certain people I gotta do for — by any means.
The documentary “Pull of Gravity” follows three men in different stages of reentry from prison to society. It premiered in Philly earlier this year to acclaimed reviews. For more info on the doc or if you’re interested in attending an upcoming screening, visit: PULLOFGRAVITYFILM.COM..