Posts Tagged ‘Pusha T’
The other brother Thornton might not be kicking it with Kanye as often as Pusha T (though rumours say that will soon change), but he has been keeping busy. Malice is preparing to release a book entitled Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind & Naked and so he lets loose a quick freestyle of the same name. Though this is only docks in at around a minute, Malice brings forward some smart lines and holds his ground as the older brother. Eughck.
It’s pretty safe to say it isn’t Friday anymore, but here is the latest installment of Ye’s series anyways. “Looking For Trouble” is the first Kanye track to feature J. Cole which is sure to make more than a few people happy. The drums on this come to life and match the energy in the sample. Cole fits perfectly into this line-up, matching and exceeding the famed arrogance of each rapper here. Big Sean pulls out the double-time flow, but points go to Pusha and J Cole for bookending this song with some truly mean verses.
Download: Kanye West – “Looking For Trouble”
Damnnnnn… Tabi goes in on this song and it could be the hardest joint he has released to date. I had no idea that his new album is coming out on Novemeber 23rd (and it should be called Fresh) and is the second of his trilogy of albums titled Dope, Fresh and the last one will be named Cool. He is one of my favorite artists in the DMV and I grab almost everything the dude puts out. Pusha adds another gangsta verse to his resume which has started to reach it’s biggest heights since signing with Kanye and GOOD Music although I know there are some Clipse Stans out there. In the meantime, check out Tabi’s first and latest mixtape called A Place Called Stardom which features my favorite song of his called “Nuthin’ But A Hero”.
Kanye West – “Christian Dior Denim Flow” feat. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie
Due to leaks, Kanye had called off this week’s G.O.O.D. Friday, but in a change of heart, he decided to keep the train running with “Christian Dior Denim Flow”. This is testament to the man’s unparalleled work ethic. Even though there are people like Lil Wayne who define prolific (even if that means releasing the odd song about an STD), Kanye has not let quantity get in the way of quality, with song after song sounding album-worthy. It’s easy to be a mixtape rapper, whose main duty is to jump on whatever beat is hot at the moment and rap about rap, but to actually fashion original songs from the ground up almost daily is a talent that only a handful of musicians possess. The line up on this is familiar to G.O.O.D. Fridays with the exception of Ryan Leslie and Lloyd Banks. The MVP of “Christian Dior Denim Flow” has to be Pusha T, who delivers hands down the tightest verse. Mr. Thornton, hurry up with that Fear Of God mixtape already!
Download: Kanye West – “Chrisian Dior Denim Flow”
Update: CDQ, now with more Ryan Leslie – Download
Yet another Friday, yet another musical offering from Mr. West. You might recall that Kanye’s verse to this was released almost a year ago, but now we get the full treatment with a slightly updated beat. Kanye, CyHi, Hova and Pusha T crank the arrogance up to 11 on this, living up to the cockiness of the track name and the overall theme. RZA doesn’t really do anything except repeat the hook (loudly), and Swizz is reduced to nothing more than the world’s laziest hypeman. Fortunately, he at least has the courtesy to not lay down a verse for this one, which is something that we can all appreciate. This shit is rid-ic-a-lous.
Download: Kanye West – “So Appalled”
This is really the only thing people are fiending for today, and there’s no doubt as to why. This here is the CDQ, and as you’ll notice it is slightly different from the live version, with one big difference being no vocal samples that Ye added last night. Pusha T owns this and hopefully this will introduce some more people to the Clipse. “Runaway” definitely reminds me of Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak and College Dropout, but moreso the first two albums thanks to its spacey angst. Let’s have a toast!
Shouts to Shake for the artwork.
More G.O.O.D. Friday goodness, this time with a roster track. Most people likely expected that these weekly leaks would result in unnecessary throwaways, but Ye’s really been batting 1000 with these. The soul sample on this one is more upbeat than “Devil In A New Dress”, and it’s definitely a feel-good song. Pusha T is a much welcomed addition to the G.O.O.D. Music family and I’m sure his The Fear Of God mixtape will be fire whenever it drops.
Download: Kanye West – “G.O.O.D. Friday”
This freestyle over “The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace” was released today by one-half of that famed coke-flow duo. I think the best thing about the Clipse is that it’s the most evenly level duo out there. It’s probably partially due to the fact that it’s hard to tell Pusha apart from Malice half the time on a track but I can’t say that one brother is superior to another. This allows them to go back and forth nicely without any breaks in consistency. As often is the case with Clipse, “Bidding War” is full of easy flowing wordplay that makes for a nice lyrical line. This will be off of Fear Of God, Pusha T’s mixtape which is dropping on G.O.O.D. music day (if that goes down according to plan, that is).
Download: Pusha T – “Bidding War”
Jabari recently released this song and I am a little late on it but it is still worth putting up. I didn’t know who Jabari was from seeing this song but I figured out that he is the guy who interviews people for HipHopGame. He is apparently coming out with an album and it seems like his connects are coming through for some features on it. I have not heard anything from him before but I definitely will be listening to the other singles he releases after this one.
Dre makes a comeback on this Kardinal Offishall remix and I was very unimpressed with his verse. I thought his lyrics and flow both were not up to his level. The whole song didn’t appeal to me too much, I thought Kardinal’s verse was OK and the beat was pretty standard club track with a deep bass drum, synth keys, air horns etc. Pusha T has the best verse on the whole track and really knows how to rock those deep bass drum grooves which actually reminded me of a drum loop I would hear on a Clipse track.