Pusha-T Bodied Features In 2019. He Keeps The Trend Going Over DJ Shadow Production
Following last year’s Grammy nomination for DAYTONA, Pusha-T has been a Rap role-player in 2019. He appeared on lauded albums by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Benny The Butcher, GoldLink, and YBN Cordae. At the same time, Push’ released a collaboration with Lauryn Hill, plus reunited with brother NoMalice for Kanye West’s “Use This Gospel” less than one month ago.
As Pusha’s output begins ramping up to a DAYTONA follow-up that’s been in the works, he drops two grabbing feature verses with DJ Shadow. “Been Use Ta” is a tandem collabo’ on Shadow’s just-released double-album, Our Pathetic Age. As he’s done before on “Untouchable,” the Virginia vet honors Biggie Smalls. “It’s the N-O-T-O-R-I-O / U-S You just lay down slow / The flows are being copied at Kinkos / Kinda like Vegas did to Reno / But it’s only one Push Tarantino / The only gun in the room held by a gringo / Cinco de Mayo, powder to the pyro’ / Sing a lullaby to you stans like I’m Dido / It’s proven suicidal when you turn your idols into rivals / My brother turned a brick into a Bible / Hov turned Apple into Tidal / Tom Brady still throwing spirals / The Bulls legacy is all Michael’s / Kawhi blacking out in the Finals / You witnessing the best of both cycles,” he begins.
For his part, the accomplished producer uses an elaborate chunk of pianos, hard drums, and vocal accents. The turntablist also stabs in screwed Rap vocals that say, “I been used to playin’ in the shadows.” That sentiment applies to Pusha Ton’s past as well as the Bay Area producer/DJ’s rap sheet of accomplishments that date back to the early 1990s.
Our Pathetic Age also features De La Soul, members of Wu-Tang Clan, and a Nas and Pharoahe Monch collaboration. DAYTONA was named among Ambrosia For Heads‘ Top Albums Of 2018.
#BonusBeat: Last night (November 19), DJ Shadow and De La Soul performed “Rocket Fuel” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!: