Pusha T DAYTONA Review

The G.O.O.D Music rollout is upon us, with Kanye, Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor, and Nas steady waiting in the wings. I’m really waiting on Teyana’s project the most because her last album was pretty awesome.

Pusha T starts off the onslaught of music lined up from GOOD music as promised by the king of their kingdom, Kanye West.

If you are familiar with King Push then you know to expect a lot of coke and blow talk. The rapper is a self-proclaimed kingpin dealer and you are guaranteed that nine times out of 10, you’re destined to hear a verse soaking in drug paraphernalia.

Pusha apparently had to do away with his cover artwork in preference to Kanye’s choice, a photo dated to 2006 of the legendary Whitney Houston’s bathroom, in the height of her drug addiction. In light of that alone, the album had to deliver some fire-ass bars because I am already side-eyeing this project but it will get the masses talking. Which is Kanye’s ammo through and through.

In true Kanye form, the album is littered with samples. Some which work to the better and some not so good.

Fully produced by Mr West, the album is a 7 track listen. Released on May 25th, the album’s short runtime – barely 20 minutes – gives Push a laser focus. The intro If You Know You Know has a sick beat and drips of heavy one-liners that you have to keep on rewinding just to catch them;The company I keep is not corporate enough/Child rebel soldier, you ain’t orphan enough/A rapper turned trapper can’t morph into us/But a trapper turned rapper can morph into Puff

His wicked wordplay comes alive in Games We Play as he reminds us that he’s still moving that blow; This is for my bodybuilding clients moving weight/Just add water stir it like a shake. King Push embraces that cocky hip hop swag even as he raps; stay woke or get out. Talk about a double entendre.

Hard Piano sees him collaborate with Rick Ross against some beautiful piano keys. His opening liner warns against the Instagram thots; Never trust a b*tch who finds love in a camera/ she’ll f*ck you up, turn around and f*ck the janitor is the realest shit. He is clearly not sweating the lil young rappers; I’m too rare amongst all of this pink hair, ooh.

It is his Infrared track, which takes aim at Drake’s legitimacy as a rapper and Lil Wayne, that gave hiphop that diss track that the culture needed. Let me break it down. Some time in 2017 Drake released 2 birds 1 stone that allegedly took aim at Pusha T’s legitimacy as a kingpin. Now, no names were mentioned so the heat kind of died down. Fast forward to 2018 and Pusha decides to take it upon himself to finally rise to the occasion by taking shots; The lyric penning equals the Trumps winning/The bigger question is how the Russians did it/It was written by Nas but it came from Quentin//Oh now its okay to kill Baby//Another multiplatinum rapper trapped and cant retire

Cue in Drake in his ‘album mode’, less than 24 hours later responding with Duppy Freestyle and he got the strap, spraying bullets everywhere. He claims Pusha is not even top 5 as far as his label talent goes. Lawd have mercy! He even takes shots at Kanye; What do you really think of the nigga that’s making your beats/I’ve done things for him I thought he never would need. Drake’s disrespectful self even brought Pusha’s fiancee into it; I told you keep playing with me with my name and I’ma let it ring on you like Virginia Williams. So much disrespect and I am here for all of it.

King Push has finally responded with The Story Of Adidon, a befitting ode to Jay Z’s The Story Of OJ and I must say, the rapper has cemented himself as more than a worthy contender and takes no prisoners. Take notes Meek. Coincidentally enough Adidon is the name of Drake’s upcoming Adidas Line and now that name will forever be associated to this grimy beef. The gloves are off and absolutely nothing is off limits; from Drake’s alleged hookup with a pornstar to an alleged hidden baby to OVO 40’s (Drake’s producer) debilitating sickness, Drake’s daddy issues and blackface.


Overally, thank you Pusha for giving us this moment in hip hop and producing a pretty solid album.

Notable Favorites; If You Know You Know, Games We Play, Santeria

Overall Rating; 7.5/10


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