It’s been 3 years of waiting for Pusha T’s lastest album and we got…7 tracks. Yes it’s a paltry amount for so long a wait but Daytona is his most cohesive work of music yet. It’s as much a Kanye project as it is a Pusha T one, as his DNA runs all throughout the seven track offering. Say what you want about his ranting and ‘free thinking’ but when it’s all said and done Kanye will go down as one of the most prolific producers in the history of hip-hop. On Daytona he’s back to sampling and the soundscapes are as gorgeous as anything he’s put out in the last 3 years – lush, grim, and just sparse enough to let Pusha run wild; and run wild he does. Pusha T is as sharp as ever and while you always know what subject matter you’re gonna get from him he always paints lyrics so vivid and enthralling that you feel like you’re right there. It’s high-art coke rap and it’s about as cinematic as you can get with music. Not to mention that he has more than a little lyrical venom for some notable names. I’d be lying if I said the album’s 7 tracks didn’t leave me wanting more but what we do get here is so damn good that it’s excusable.
Believe in myself and the Coles and Kendricks
Let the sock puppets play in their roles and gimmicks, shit
Remember Will Smith won the first Grammy?
And they ain’t even recognize Hov until “Annie”
So I don’t tap dance for the crackers and sing Mammy
‘Cause I’m posed to juggle these flows and nose candy (yugh)
Have you heard Daytona? What’d you think about it? Do you think 7 tracks was enough to satisfy the fans who’ve been waiting years for something new from Pusha T? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.
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