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.
One of Toronto’s most valuable exports, Kardinal Offishall teams up with Akon and Konvict Muzik to bring one of hip hop’s most underrated albums, ‘Not 4 Sale’. This is one of the hottest singles taken off the album, which also features Keri Hilson.
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.
As the whole world anxiously awaits the debut album from Pusha-T, he drops this single to suppress the appetites for now. It’s been a long time coming, but I think Pusha can now be regarded as one of the best lyricists in the game.