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Pusha T | DAYTONA
GOOD Music/Def Jam
According to Kenneth Hicks: “Longevity is an elusive feat in hip-hop. Some artists gain it by reinventing themselves, allowing fans to marvel at the growth of their sound and content. But others achieve longevity through refinement. They don't deviate from fans' expectations, but instead they sharpen the aspects of their music that earned them fans in the first place. An emcee that lives out this approach is Pusha T and the latest example is his new album DAYTONA—an unadulterated display of Pusha's artistry.
From his days as part of Clipse to his career as a solo artist, Pusha has centered his music on his past as a drug dealer. Over time, the amount of conceit and luxury in his music has grown. Ric Flair is one of his muses and it often sounds like Pusha channels the wrestling legend during his boasts. But the theatrics in his persona don't undercut the authenticity of his content. Pusha's rhymes are filled with memories and street ethics that can only come from someone who's battle-tested.”