PUSHA T KING PUSH DARKEST BEFORE DAWN: THE PRELUDE ALBUM REVIEW

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This is the second album from rapper Pusha T formerly of the duo Clipse, its released by GOOD music & Def jam recordings on December 18, 2005. The album was supported by three singles: “Untouchable”, “M.F.T.R.” featuring The-Dream and “Crutches, Crosses, Caskets”. This is the prelude to his third album King Push scheduled for April, 2016 release.

The mood is set right from the Diddy produced intro opening up with multiple synths, then breaking into bass, booming, bang and hardcore delivery. When hip hop is going towards melodic beats, phrases and tones, Pusha T maintains his steel in aggressive, well put together lyrics with excellent hardcore delivery with passion. Aside from singles already released songs I recommend to give a listen are M.P.A produced by Kanye West/J.Cole featuring Kanye West himself, A$ap Rocky & The Dream, featuring relaxing piano keys, chains, tamborine and a harmonised chorus. “Got em covered” is a typical timbaland production, with signature sounds using various sounds, Pusha T compliments with an electrifying range of metaphors, rhymes and delivery. “Keep dealing” produced by Diddy has a cold, dark feeling where the sound is kept simple to give the listener a chance to embrace tone, lyrics and message. “Retribution” is a personal favourite produced by timbaland, with a shaking bass, featuring the talented Kehlani. “Sunshine” which happens to be the final track produced Baauer/Kanye West featuring Jill Scott opening rap starts with ‘America you need a miracle, beyond spiritual’ setting the tone for a redemption song.

Overall this prelude album sets tone for a grand finale in ‘King Push’ I hope you enjoy it the way I do. Entertaining People Increasing Knowledge (EPIK) building a legacy not trying to be a legend.

Epik Jones

 

 

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