Posts tagged ‘Pusha T’

June 8, 2014

Pusha T (@Pusha_T) (@Meridian_Dan) At Koko Camden [Review]

Pusha T was in London last night where he played at Koko in Camden to a sold out show, proving his status in the UK as one of raps current kings. The rapper who a lot of people know from Clipse, and where he will always be remembered, put on a an energetic and passionate performance last night showcasing his now King Push status as a solo artist…

Opening up for the Broxn born, Virginia based rapper was Bloodline’s Meridian Dan who has shot to fame recently when his track ‘German Whip’ blew up and he well deservingly signed with EGA and PMR. The North London rapper started his set with new track ‘I’m From A Place’, then leading into an unheard new track which could potentially be his next single ‘One, Two Drinks’. He then put his hit track ‘German Whip’ in the middle that really livened the crowd up ending on freestyle over S-X’s ‘Woo Riddim’. Great to Meridian Dan doing so well and opening up for someone like Push at Koko

King Push opened his set with a track off his 2013 album ‘My Name Is My Name’. It was only right that he started off with ‘King Push’, which was produced by his label boss over at GOOD Music Kanye West.

‘Millions’ a well-known track and collaboration with Rick Ross was of course added to the set list. Two Kanye West collaborative tracks that I heard last night was ‘Runaway’ and ‘New God Flow’ two tracks with a couple of years between them, bringing some older and newer material together.

The collaborative track ‘Mercy’ was performed and it was a bit of a shame not to have seen GOOD music artist Big Sean not come out as a surprise guest. He could have also been helped Push out when he did ‘I Don’t Like’ another big hit, it would have added something fresh.

He then went back to perform one of his newer tracks and a popular one again ‘Sweet Serenade’ featuring Chris Brown and produced by Swizz Beatz and Kanye West a thoughtful track looking at the rap game. He unofficially ended on another one off his debut album ‘Numbers On The Board’ with a percussion led bet co-produced again by Kanye. As King Push left the stage, the crowd demanded an encore and he delivered it to them coming back on stage to perform ’40 Acres’ ft. The Dream.

I give the show a 4.5 out of 5 for his energy and ability to keep the crowd happy and deliver his tracks like he has never performed them before with a new lease of life. You can see Pusha’s love for what he does on stage and he bounces around on the stage with such liveliness and this rubbed off on the crowd becoming infectious.

Pusha T is working on a new album  ‘King Push’ which will see production from Pharrell who along with Chad  (The Neptune’s) produced the first Clipse album ‘Lord Willin’ . Word is Timberland is also working on the album with him too. I look forward to that when it drops.

*Published on SBTV 7th June 2014

 

July 18, 2012

The-Dream Feat. Pusha T – Dope Bi**h

The Dream releases the video to his current single off The Love IV MMXII LP due next month. Their addicted to a dangerous woman in the video.

July 3, 2012

Kanye West & Pusha T – New God Flow

Kanye West and Pusha T debuted New God Flow at the BET Awards on Sunday 1st July. This will be the second single off G.O.O.D Music’s Cruel Summer album. The track starts with a sample from Mighty Healthy by Ghostface Killah leading into Pusha T’s hard driven lyrics.

July 2, 2012

MTV Wrap Up – LIVE REVIEW: BET AWARDS – L.A (JULY 1, 2012)

The stars and power couples were out in full force at the BET Awards 2012. As I hit the red carpet on a hot day in L.A, I found myself next to hip-hop websites World Star Hip Hop, This is 50 and others. Opening the show dressed in an all-white suit, Kanye West came on stage with some of his G.O.O.D Music crew including, 2 Chainz and Pusha T…

Big Sean also joined Kanye on stage for their track ‘Mercy’ which saw Kim Kardashian give a standing ovation, dressed in a white dress to match her rapper boyfriend.

Host Samuel L Jackson gave us laughs throughout the night doing skits with various people – Spike Lee also joined him to do a reenactment of ‘N***as In Paris’, making everyone laugh. Most of the celebrities I spoke to on the red carpet were excited to see Samuel L Jackson host the awards; whoever hosts next year will have a lot of live up to.

Nicki Minaj’s performance was pretty toned down as she came on stage dressed in a nice black outfit, which was not flamboyant as I would have expected. Nicki performed ‘Beez In The Trap.’

D’Angelo later came on stage performing ‘How Does It Feel’, moving on to play the piano for the next track. He was looking very much like a rockstar and was rocking out on stage like one too.

Mike Epps and Mindless Behaviour gave out the award for Best Female R&B Artist which saw Mike Epps teasing the young boyband about their age before Beyoncé was announced the winner. The stunning mama dedicated it to Whitney Houston, who she described as ‘my angel’ whilst also shouting out Lauryn Hill and Mary J Blige.

Kevin Hart introduced the mighty Maybach Music onto the stage before popping a few jokes about Jay-Z and Talib Kweli. Wale was first out as he hopped out of a car on stage and was joined by Rick Ross for ‘Bag Of Money’. Meek Mill and French Montana also joined them as they tore down the stage.

Nicki Minaj aimed to shock as Busta Rhymes presented her with her award for Best Female Hip-Hop artist – she thanks her Barbz and the BET Awards before telling haters (presumably) to “suck a d*** b****!”

Chris Brown’s performance was a very highly anticipated one for the night; given the release of his recent diss track. He came on the stage to perform ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ and ‘Turn Up The Music’ topless with half of his body painted in silver. The stage set-up also came complete with ballerinas dancing in masks!

Tyrese and Ginuwine came backstage, discussing ‘real R&B music’ and chatting about how ‘it’s not house or techno’; they added that this is why ‘they are bringing it back’. Spectators saw this as a dig at Breezy, who picked up the Best Male R&B artist award.

Mariah Carey came out to open the Whitney Houston tribute and said ‘the last time I saw her we were in London. I miss my friend, I miss hearing her voice, and laughter,’ at which point she started to cry. The star managed to compose herself to finish her speech. We also saw Brandy sing ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

YMCMB’s Tyga came out to perform ‘Rack City’ and Nicki Minaj was standing up dancing to her friend’s track to show her support.

Whilst Chris was at the show with YMCMB members Nicki and Tyga, Drake was absent. A source told Hollywood Life: “Everytime MC Lyte mentions that p***y Drake’s name, this whole f**king place is filled with boos. The boos came from people backstage, including Chris’s entourage and also from lots of people in the audience.”

We also saw the cutest couple in the world Jay-Z and Beyoncé play fighting, much to the amusement of the audience, when Jay won the award for Best Video Of The Year with ‘Otis’ – an award that the Queen B was also nominated for.

Big winners of the night were Jay-Z and Kanye who, of course, won Best Video and Best Group. Nicki Minaj won Best Female Hip Hop Artist whilst her buddy Drake won Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Beyoncé won two awards, one for directing a video and one for Best Female R&B Artist. Wretch 32 repped for the UK, winning the Best International Act award for us.

June 7, 2012

Big Sean, Pusha-T, 2 Chainz, Kanye West – Mercy [Video]

I enjoyed watching this video, even though it’s quite simple it was fun to watch, different and showed personality. Check out G.O.O.D. Music doing their thing for the Mercy video.

May 30, 2012

Pusha T – Exodus 23:1 [Music Video]

When Pusha T released this track, it got a lot of paranoid rappers thinking he was talking about them, especially Lil Wayne and Drake. This video on the other hand shows Pusha rapping whilst his friend repeatedly snorts cocaine up his nose, and showing the unglamorous street life.

May 28, 2012

No Malice Defends His Brother Pusha T

Pusha T released Exodus 23:1 last week, not naming who the track was aimed towards, but was presumed to be towards Drake and Young Money. Young Money’s CEO Lil Wayne responded with a tweet “Fuk pusha t and anybody that love em”on May 24th, and then on the 26th Funkmaster Flex debuted Weezy’s response, Goulis, where unlike Pusha T, Weezy named names on the track. Drake then performed on Friday night (26th May) on his Club Paradise tour in Washington saying, If you was doin’ 16s when I was 16, and your shit flopped and you switched teams, don’t talk to me, my nigga…”

In the meantime Weezy tweeted…

With Pusha T’s manager tweeting him back…

Clipse member and Pusha T’s older brother No Malice got involved on Friday too reminding everyone of when Birdman and Weezy were caught kissing on camera tweeting this…

“Well I LOVE Pusha! That’s my blood and I ain’t never kiss em.”

May 24, 2012

Pusha T Feat. The-Dream – Exodus 23:1

Pusha T is clearly not happy on his new track Exodus 23:1, I can definitely smell beef. This will be on the G.O.O.D. Music compilation, Cruel Summer. 

May 2, 2012

Chief Keef ft. Kanye West, Pusha T, Jadakiss & Big Sean – I Don’t Like (Remix)

Chief Keef’s I Don’t Like was causing quite a buzz, so it was only natural for Kanye West, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean to do a G.O.O.D Music remix to it.

April 9, 2012

Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz (G.O.O.D. Music) – Mercy

Kanye releases the first single off G.O.O.D. Music’s compilation album due out later this year. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz feature on the track produced by Lifted.