Pusha T Fear of God

Pusha T Fear of God
After the brothers Thornton's last release, 'Til The Casket Drops, arrived like a brick, many music fans wondered what the future would hold for hip-hop's most underrated drug-rap kingpins. After a brief silence, news began breaking: Clipse would take a break while Malice penned a book. However, Pusha would keep at it, announcing that he was linking with none other than Mr. West to "get out his dreams" and drop his solo debut on Kanye's G.O.O.D Music. He made his grand entrance at the MTV Music Awards, fitted in a salmon-coloured blazer, and tore up his cameo on Kanye's smash "Runaway." The rest is history. The culmination of his interesting career moves has arrived in the form of his stellar Fear of God mixtape. From the anthemic boast of opener "My God" and the organ-blessed Houston creep embodied on "Cook It Down" to self-assured club anthem "Feeling Myself," featuring Kevin Cossum, and Neptunes-produced shit talk session "Raid," featuring 50 Cent and Pharrell, this collection has it all. Other than the irritating "Speakers Going Hammer," Pusha can do no wrong on the best album ― this ain't no mixtape! ― you've heard in a minute. A line on Nottz-produced melancholy closer "Alone In Vegas" sums up what territory Pusha owns these days, "Sit in New York for two days around Grammy winners/Come back home straight to the money getters." From Virginia Beach to Hollywood, he's got all bases covered. (G.O.O.D./Re Up Gang)