Pusha T Brings Crutches, Crosses, & Caskets (& Some Sunshine) to “The Daily Show” (Videos)
Pusha T is closing out 2015 with an impending release that has been getting buzz for what seems like years. King Push: Darkest Before the Dawn arrives Friday (December 18), and in preparation for it, he’s been dropping some serious heat. In November, the Timbaland-produced “Untouchable” arrived, followed up with an appearance with Chris Brown on “Holy Angel.” Then, it was “M.F.T.R. (More Famous Than Rich)”‘s turn, and to top it all off, the unrelenting “Crutches, Crosses, & Caskets” was released upon the world, and Pusha T fans (and some critics) have been unable to stop tweeting, liking, and posting the song across social media. However, performances of new material are hard to come by, and the recently named President of G.O.O.D. Music will undoubtedly sell out shows when his official King Push Tour is announced. Until then, fans who watched Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” were given a taste of what to expect.
In a rare move, the news-satire program opted to have a musical guest rather than a standard interview, and Pusha T gladly signed up to perform not one, but two songs. First, he lit up the studio with “Sunshine,” which he performed paired with a live band. The track, a call to action about today’s political and social needs, mentions Freddie Gray, Don Lemon, Talib Kweli, and other touchstones related to news stories entrenched with racism. Host Trevor Noah called it “powerful,” remarking that “some of the White people got uncomfortable when you did the Black Power [fist],” which Push proudly raised up during the performance. But that’s not all. For a brief time, Pusha T talks about the album, calling it a discussion of the “good, bad, and the ugly.” He then returns to perform “Crutches, Crosses, & Caskets,” and it is dope. Check out both clips below.