It’s been a long time coming for Pusha T… The veteran rapper has had a well-decorated musical career that’s dated back to the mid 90’s era. Starting out as a member of the Virginia-based rap duo, The Clipse, the open-minded artist has flourished into a well-balanced artist and savvy businessman. Most hip hop fans would know that in his early days Pusha T, alongside his partner, Malice, had a wide range of content but primarily kept a ‘cocaine’ flow. With a history of having one foot in the drug game (even while being considered one of rap’s most dope lyricists), Pusha T has survived the test of time through national economy woes, trends, and a fickle rap audience.
Many thought that the absence of Malice would have a negative impact on Pusha’s career and stage presence but he reveals that it’s quite the contrary. He has evolved into an established vet who goes hard every time he records something and will not stop for anything. He is also quick to defend his brother’s turn towards spirituality and decision to shy away from the ‘cocaine’ rap. During Malice’s hiatus, he penned a full-length book titled, ‘Wretched, Pitiful, Blind, and Naked’, which was warmly recieved by many fans of The Clipse. As for Pusha’s upcoming mixtape, Long Live the Caine, Malice is expected to appear and Pusha promises this will be a must-have.
It looks like Malice is taking his new lifestyle very seriously. He recently revealed that he is thinking about changing his name due to the fact that it represents a part of him that doesn’t exist anymore.
Money was definitely not a thing to Rick Ross, who recently celebrated his birthday in his hometown of Miami. But this was ordinary birthday though. The man known as the ‘boss’ reportedly spent $1 million on his celebration night. He was joined by Diddy, Pharrell, Busta Rhymes, and other big stars as they brought the house down at Miami’s famed ‘King of Diamonds’ strip club. The highlights of the night would by far be Rick’s arrival in a helicopter and the sighting of the Brinks money truck that made its way to the hot spot.
When asked about the long-awaited album featuring Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams (together called Child Rebel Soldiers), Lupe Fiasco is beginning to give hints that he is getting discouraged with the idea of the album ever materializing. From recent comments made by Lupe, it seems as though he blames the new upcoming Jay-Z and Kanye West album as taking away the time and energy from the CRS project. Since the idea about forming the group has been mentioned, there’s only been two singles released. No other songs have been made and there is no clarity on what will make out of this venture. When asked about the status of the project, Lupe commented: “I think the Jay-Z/Kanye collabo kinda was like, ‘Aww man, aww no.’ Whenever we get to go in (the studio) and have the time and the opportunity to do it, we’re always working on some other project. Pharrell gon’ do a soundtrack for a movie, Kanye does another project.”
Pharrell and Shay of N.E.R.D. swings by the studio of Tim Westwood to chop it up about the latest N.E.R.D. ventures. That’s cool but are we gonna hear any more classic beats from the Neptunes, Pharrell?