The back and forth with Drake that followed the release of Daytona only served to raise Pusha's stock even further, with non-album track "The Story of Adidon" becoming one of the most compelling diss tracks in rap history. Following a hiatus of four years, Pusha has returned with It's Almost Dry. Boasting production credits from the two producers that have helped define his career to date - Kanye West and Pharrell Williams - the album feels as much about the two men behind the boards as it does the man in front of the mic.
Four years have passed since the release of Pusha T's critically acclaimed album DAYTONA. The project was a seven-track marvel built on pure technical skill laced with venomous malice and a manic Kanye West on the boards. While songs such as "If You Know You Know" and "What Would Meek Do" showcased a hungry King Push asserting his legacy, “Infrared" pushed the album toward classic territory.
The tale of Terrence Thornton a.k.a. Pusha T's rap career has two clear and distinct chapters. The first was his time as one half of Clipse with his brother Malice, an era defined by some of the Neptunes' sharpest production ever and a pair of monumental, classic hip-hop albums: the 2002 debut Lord Willin' and 2006's follow-up Hell Hath No Fury. The second chapter is as a solo artist signed to GOOD Music by Kanye West, who would become an integral part of Push's work thereafter.
Pusha T never fails. One of Stateside rap's true heavy-hitters, he's built a career around consistency - from those early Clipse cuts through to his imperial solo run, his undiluted creativity simply never dips. 'It's Almost Dry' was crafted over multiple lockdowns, and it pivots between beats supplied by two key figures in his life, Pharrell and Ye.