Pusha T Drops H.G.T.V. Video
Initially rising to prominence with his brother as the hip hop duo Clipse, Pusha T has yet to leave anyone turning a blind eye on his talent. Born in New York, Pusha, (whose real name is Terrence Thorton) moved to Virginia where he and his brother Malice were eventually raised. In 1992 Clipse were formed with aid from now legendary producer Pharrell Williams. Their debut album Exclusive Audio Footage was released in 1999 on Elektra, followed by the 2002 album Lord Willin’ on Star Trak. In 2004, Pusha and Malice created their own record label called Re-Up Gang where they released their most influential album to date, Hell Hath No Fury.
The duo’s fourth and final album Til The Casket Drops was released in 2009. At a concert in 2010, both Pusha and Malice announced that they would be releasing solo material going forward, essentially ending their musical partnership. In September of that same year, Pusha announced that he’d signed to Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D Music. He subsequently released his first mixtape on the imprint in 2011 titled Fear of God.
It’s clear that consistency is key for Pusha. Throughout the makings of his what was yet to be announced album, he doubled down and featured on countless singles (Runaway from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Cruel Summer album,) even releasing an EP in midst of it all in 2011 aptly titled Fear of God II: Let Us Pray. In 2012, Pusha began releasing singles from his album, expertly noting that he would precede said album with a mixtape first. Honest to his word, Wrath of Caine was released in January of 2013 while his debut album My Name is My Name was released much later in the year in October of 2013 to widespread fanfare.
Expectations high, Pusha began working on his next album shortly after in 2014 announcing that it’s expected release date would be Spring of 2015. In a conversation with Billboard Magazine in the Winter of 2015, Pusha T announced that he was appointed as President of G.O.O.D. Music. One month later, Pusha released King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude , his second studio album to date.
Just last week, Pusha released H.G.T.V, which is said to be the second single from what we hope is his fourth studio album King Push. Though, we needn’t worry much as Pusha has seemingly and comfortably positioned himself and his importance as a rap king time after time. There is something to be said about a man who lets the work do all the talking and strays away from the lights and cameras. His work is dark with a sweet cadence and ferocious all at the same time, well tempered and stylish. He’s relentless and his work ethic is enviable all while keeping the focus on what it should be: the music.
Take a listen to the Yung Jake directed video below.