Pusha T & Beanie Sigel Make A Snow Powdered Collabo That Closes 2015 With A Bang (Audio)
Pusha T’s newly-released King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude packs a lot of punch. The sophomore studio album features production by Q-Tip, Kanye West, Timbaland, J. Cole, and Puff Daddy, as well as appearances by Jill Scott, The-Dream, and Re-Up Gang’s Ab-Liva. One of the most interesting appearances however, is from a Pusha T contemporary in Beanie Sigel.
Around Y2K, both Push’ and Beans were making noise as new sensations from the Interstate 95 thoroughfare. The Clipse and State Property were group vehicles that showcased the elite talent of Pusha Ton and Beanie Mack. Fifteen years later, Beanie Sigel survived a near-fatal shooting in 2014, and Pusha T’s original group has dissolved due to differences surrounding beliefs with his brother, No Malice. On a Puffy-produced song, “Keep Dealing,” the two MCs bring their personal darkness to light. The record basks in the transgressions of their pre-Rap lives, and the mantras that have allowed them to sustain careers through hardships. The beat is eerie, as are the verses—with Sigel busting down his bars at a near-whisper.
While Beans made other post-recovery appearances, this may be the true return to form, lyrically. What do you think?