Pusha-T Has Released The 1st Single To His New Album

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In 2018, Pusha-T released his third solo album, DAYTONA. The seven-song effort was one in a series of albums produced by Kanye West which released in consecutive weeks that summer. Including a Drake diss and artwork that was the scene of Whitney Houston’s death, the G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam Records release earned Push a “Rap Album of the Year” Grammy nomination. That win, however, went to Cardi B. For 2022, Pusha-T is letting listeners know that he is in competition mode. “The album of the motherf*cking year is coming,” he told Complex in January. “A Pusha album takes a long time. It takes a long time to put this shit together, but when it comes together, ain’t nothing f*cking with it. We stamping that on everything. I don’t care what they say, how they act. I don’t care how viral they go, none of that. Nothing is f*cking with it. I’m on some 1,000% Rap superhero sh*t, man. There’s a lot going on.” He added, “You know me, I have to reinvent myself. I just have to reinvent my greatness.”

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Today (February 8), Heads get a first taste of to-be-titled album. “Diet Coke” marks Pusha-T’s first single, and it is produced by Kanye West and 88-Keys. The song opens with past Push’ collaborator Fat Joe using his newest catch-phrase, reminding all that yesterday’s price is not today’s price. “Imaginary players ain’t been coached right / Master recipes under stove lights / The number on this jersey is the quote price,” begins T. Later, he flaunts that confidence that has been part of this album’s campaign: “Far as I’m concerned, who’s the best? Me and Yezos / Wash, then dry, so give me all of mine in pesos / Add it up, your b*tches in them pictures but they laser taggin’ us / They mad at us, who wouldn’t be?/ We became everything you couldn’t be / Everything your mama said you shouldn’t be / The Porsche’s horses revvin’, like, ‘look at me’ / Saddle up I’m still pitchin’, baby, batter up.” Pusha considers him and his producer/friend the best out, while talking slick to his foes.

Notably, 88-Keys pointed out that this beat was made 18 years ago. The 2004 beat tape by the Uptown producer was titled, The Makings Of Crack Cocaine. The longtime Ye and G.O.O.D. Music affiliate has since put in work on Watch The Throne and last year’s Donda, after his storied The Death Of Adam album and production for Black Star, J-Live, and The Pharcyde.

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On the AFH playlist, listeners can also hear recent Kanye West songs, as well as new music from Benny The Butcher, Kid Cudi & JAY-Z,  Nas, Rome Streetz & Ransom, DJ Premier & 2 Chainz, plus more.

#BonusBeat: Last month’s What’s The Headline podcast about Drake dissing Kanye West throughout their concert together: