Pusha T New Album Review
Since pursuing his solo career, Pusha T has tried his darndest to craft his own, original sound. For four years straight, the rapper has both failed and succeeded, received backlash and praise for his albums. Furthermore, Pusha T’s work has gained him the reputation as the “most dangerous rapper” and an emcee who “sticks to his own lane” in the hip-hop game. His newly released album It’s Almost Dry definitely takes on a life all its own.
The rapper doesn’t follow trends, he sets them. With Pusha T’s masterful lyricism paired with the genius of Pharell Williams and Kanye West, the album takes on a life all its own.
Pusha T’s Comeback
It’s taken a while for Pusha T to find his footing in the rap and hip-hop scene since going solo. He seemingly struck gold with his 2018 Daytona and 2015 Darkest Before Dawn: Prelude albums. Afterwards, the 44-year-old fell off the wagon. Now he’s returned to the music scene with his fourth album It’s Almost Dry.
Critics and fans have deemed the album Pusha T’s best record yet to date. It’s easy to see why, given that Pharell Williams and Kanye West both executive produced and featured on the album. The feature list even includes the genius work of Kid Cudi, another noteworthy rapper. With that much greatest on one album, Pusha T made sure the record was a major success.
He’s Gained The Right To Brag
Furthermore, It’s Almost Dry shows off the rapper’s own sound and uniqueness that strays away from mainstream rap. Fans will remember that the Virginia rapper was once the member of the legendary hip-hop group Clipse. Naturally, many of the songs off It’s Almost Dry pay homage to 90 and 80’s hip-hop. For instance, the tracks “Brambleton” and “Dreamin of The Past” have an old-timey feel. Additionally, every song comes equipped with snippets from classics like Donny Hathaway’s “Jealous Guy.” Basically, Pusha T brags about his rap prowess in these songs. We’ve all heard every flex track out there, but somehow, Pusha T manages to make people listen.
Though, melodic tones and retro, sci-fi thriller sounds dominate It’s Almost Dry. Particularly, the songs “Call My Bluff” and “Scrap It Off” show a more sinister side to Pusha T’s rap flow. Watching The Joker really brought out Pusha T’s inner villain for the album. Clearly, It’s Almost Dry has a lot to offer as far as sound and rap flow go.
Pusha T Talks About Family & Legacy
He’s known as a “dangerous rapper” for a reason. He even boasts about being the baddest emcee in many of his tracks. Aside from the bragging, the heart of the album reveals itself when Pusha T makes references to his family and legacy. Towards the end of It’s Almost Dry, Pusha T makes use of church choirs and religious undertones. He discusses everything from how drugs took away his childhood, to his newborn son, how he provides for his family and his evolution as an artist over the years.
It’s clear to see that he’s worked hard on his flow and sound. Now the hard work has finally paid off. Be sure to give Pusha T’s new album It’s Almost Dry a good listen.
- LET THE SMOKERS SHINE THE COUPES
- DREAMIN OF THE PAST (FEAT. KANYE WEST)
- NECK & WRIST (FEAT. JAY-Z & PHARRELL WILLIAMS)
- JUST SO YOU REMEMBER
- DIET COKE
- ROCK N ROLL (FEAT. KANYE WEST & KID CUDI)
- CALL MY BLUFF
- SCRAPE IT OFF THE TOP (FEAT. LIL UZI & DON TOLIVER)
- HEAR ME CLEARLY (FEAT. NIGO)
- OPEN AIR
- I PRAY FOR YOU (FEAT. LABRINTH & MALICE)