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Pusha T Releases First Single From Upcoming Album

Pusha T Drug Dealers Anonymous

As fans have eagerly been waiting for more news regarding his forthcoming album, Pusha T gave them more hope the album is coming soon with his newest release.

Terrence Thornton, better known by his stage name Pusha T, released the newest single off of King Push exclusively on Tidal last night after announcing it earlier in the day. With a feature from Def Jam Records label-mate Jay Z, “Drug Dealers Anonymous” is the lead single for Pusha T’s next album King Push, the followup to his 2015 release King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude.

The anticipation for the album is high and to have a track featuring Jay Z only adds to the anticipation. The track has a beat reminiscent of 2000 Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek song “The Blast.” Pusha T brings with him his string of drug references and intricate weaving of similes and metaphors, at times being so specific, a first listen isn’t enough to understand the reference. For a breakdown, Pusha T annotated some of the lyrics on the website Genius to give a sense of what he meant.

Jay Z, on the other hand, takes words from “TheBlaze” host Tomi Lahren–who told Jay Z’s wife Beyoncé “Your husband was a drug dealer. For 14 years he sold crack cocaine!”–and uses it as a platform to go on a two minute tear. It feels as though Pusha T takes the award for best verse, Jay Z gives him a run for his money.

The standout lyrics for the song go to Jay Z who says:

Bitch I been brackin’ since the ‘80s
Google me baby, you crazy
’89 in London pull the Benz up
Type it in, Google’s your friend bruh

When typed into Google, an image comes up of Jay Z in a 1980s Mercedes Benz at a location that appears to be England.

Jay Z in a Mercedes Benz | Photographer Unknown

Tidal is a subscription-based streaming service and currently has “Drug Dealers Anonymous” available for streaming. It’s unclear when it will reach other services.

 

 

Hensley Carrasco
Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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