Pusha T (feat. Rick Ross) - Millions (Def Jam, 2013)
Is Pusha Ton really back? Pusha’s been sounding very inspired since the “I Don’t Like” remix, and he’s especially sounded promising since he’s adopted some Meek Mill tendencies into his flow. The aggression displayed on pretty much every song since, say, King Louie’s “My Hoes They Do Drugs”, has really made Pusha sound alive yet again. All of the leaks from Wrath Of Caine - a brilliant title for a mixtape if there’s been one in recent memory - have really been the best thing Pusha’s done since he took up his G.O.O.D. flow on “Runaway”. “Pain” featured an excellent, yet understated Kanye beat and a regretful Future hook, and “Blocka” carried great energy with Popcaan’s dancehall influence and the Young Chop beat, itself somewhat of a spiritual successor to last year’s “Mercy.” Here though, Pusha and Rozay return to the piano-driven glory of trap music’s past, with Southside (from what I’ve gathered, though some think it’s the untitled Kanye production with Ross and Pusha; it doesn’t sound like it, though) doing his best DJ Toomp impersonation.
Wrath Of Caine dropping soon. 3 for 3, let’s hope this can continue.