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Pusha T - King Push (Review)


Pusha T, formerly one half of Clipse, bounces back with his second solo studio album. My Name is My Name received a mixed critical reception upon release. I previously reviewed it here. This outing promised alot more from the GOOD music rapper, with singles more closely related to the traditional hip-hop style specifically of the 90's. The Biggie sampled Untouchable is a strong stab at the game claiming he is obviously one of the greatest out right now and is 'untouchable'. The album is so dark and at times moody it really reflects everything I want King Push to be.


King Push itself is an expression of where Pusha T is aiming to be in the game, becoming one of the best in the game is obviously extremely important. The hounding track M.P.A. takes shots at nearly every rapper in the field at the moment claiming all the other rappers talk about is money, pussy and alcohol which is actually extremely hypocritical considering nearly every Pusha T song contains some sort of lyric about him selling cocaine, but once again, much like on My Name is My Name, his flow is on point throughout this whole project which is something I have to see in rappers because if their flow is whack or corny it is virtually impossible to listen to any of their projects all the way through. Crutches, Crosses, Caskets is another hard beat with Push providing that typical angry and hungry flow that he always has. 

Luckily, Push removes any sense of pop music and shots at a chart hit with this record and solely focuses on what he's good at. The dark echo of the record and the strong beats course through this record and help it progress towards a full and well rounded record. However, the album starts to blend into one song as they contain the same sort of beats and the flow hardly switches up. However, this album is slightly better than My Name is My Name but the highs are not as high as those on MNIMN but then again the lows are not as low as they are on that record either. Ultimately, it's middle of the road.

7.5/10


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