Behind The Beat: Christian Rich
In 2003, twin brothers Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan, now known as the production duo Christian Rich, got their first placement on a Lil Kim record. That was when they were both Speech Communication majors at the University of Illinois in Champaign, a couple of hours south of their native Chicago. That same year, they gave beats to Clipse and Foxy Brown.
Pusha T Has A Song With Kanye West, J. Cole & ASAP Rocky On His New Album
Pusha T is getting ready to release his new project Darkest Before Dawn, and while we've already heard some solid material from the project, the best may be yet to come.
Pusha T On Future: "He Will Go Down In History As A G.O.A.T."
Pusha T was the latest guest on Pitchfork's Over/Under series, and he has definitely set the record for the most times the word "GOAT" was uttered in the segment.There were three subjects that the GOOD Music president got particularly excited about, all of which he deemed GOATS, and highly underrated ones at that.1. Ric Flair
Pusha T Reveals "Darkest Before Dawn" Artwork
Pusha T shared a new song from his upcoming Darkest Before Dawn album earlier today. The track, titled "M.F.T.R.," found him reuniting with The-Dream, as well as quietly sharing the cover art for the new album.The black-and-white cover sees Push staring into the distance as a white dove spreads its wings in front of him. It's a fairly different approach to his debut's minimal bar-code artwork, which came courtesy of Kanye West's DONDA design team.
Pusha T Shares Updates On "Darkest Before Dawn," "SWISH," & "Cruel Summer 2"
It's been two years since Pusha T dropped his proper debut My Name Is My Name, and the Virginia rapper has been promising the sequel, King Push, since before his debut released. We've been patiently awaiting news of the project, and last month Pusha gave us more than we were asking for -- announcing two albums, starting with the prequel to King Push, Darkest Before Dawn.
5 Things We Want From Pusha T's "Darkest Before Dawn"
Recently-appointed G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T has been teasing a follow-up to 2013's My Name Is My Name for quite some time, leading us to believe that the project would share its name with a track from that album, King Push.
Pusha T's "King Push" Slated For Spring 2016, Wants To Release "Cruel Summer 2"
Yesterday, we learned that Pusha T's King Push: Darkest Before Dawn album is arriving on December 18th, and not only that, King Push will still be released following this first album. Push continues to grow the excitement surrounding both albums with a new RapRadar podcast.
Pusha T's "Darkest Before Dawn" Release Date Revealed
The other week, after releasing the Biggie-sampled and drug-riddled "Untouchable," Pusha T revealed during an NYC show that his album, titled King Push: Darkest Before Dawn, was coming shortly. He went on to share some of the album's collaborators, but never actually mentioned a release date.
Top Tracks: November 9 - November 15
Last week saw a few highly anticipated releases, including new albums from Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, and Logic. Surprisingly, none of those guys made it into Top Tracks -- well, except Logic, who somehow ended up on a Juicy J track. Instead, Pusha T, the new prez of GOOD Music, came out of hiding and hit us with two top 10's. The other winner of the week has to be the astoundingly prolific Metro Boomin, who has three new productions in this week's list.
Pusha T Announces "King Push: Darkest Before Dawn," Reveals Features
Pusha Season is upon us. Last week we learned that the Virginia rapper would be taking over as President of GOOD Music, which was followed by the release of his gritty single, "Untouchable". If that wasn't evidence enough something was brewing is the Push camp, the rapper gave an official update on his album at a New York event last night.
Pusha T Drops New Single "Untouchable"
Pusha T was teasing the lyrics and Donda-designed cover art for a new single, "Untouchable." This afternoon he's dropped off the full record, via the G.O.O.D. Music website, and it's just as scathing as one might expect from King Push. Not to mention, it's got blistering production from Timbaland who samples the Notorious B.I.G.
Pusha T Shares Lyrics To "Untouchable," Takes Some Subliminal Shots
Pusha T was just announced as the new President of GOOD Music, so he's very much feeling himself at this moment. What better time to share a new track and take some subliminal shots at his competition?While Push has yet to deliver the audio version of his Timbaland-produced track "Untouchable," he has shared an annotated version of the lyrics via Genius, and while you can't bang it in the whip just yet, it should get people talking.
Pusha T Named President Of G.O.O.D. Music
Kanye West has rewarded Pusha T's fire 2013 album My Name is Ny Name and his key contributions to the collaborative album Cruel Summer by naming the former Clipse rapper the new president of G.O.O.D.
Mike Dean Says Kanye, Kendrick, Pusha T Song Is Not Real, We're "Thirsty" To Assume It Could Be
There's a lot of thirst in the rap world -- from fans and media alike, and when it comes to Kanye West, who's been promising his new album, SWISH, all year, that thirst is particularly magnified right now.
Mike Dean Hints At Collab From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More
Mike Dean has been a busy man recently. The hall of fame producer executive produced Travi$ Scott's Rodeo and has been playing guitar for Travi$ on tour. He is also playing live guitar for Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" shows in L.A., the second of which is happening tonight (Sept. 26). Of course, Dean is friends with some of the most talented folks in the game, and he just tweeted at several of them, perhaps implying that a massive collaboration might be on the way.
10 Essential Skrillex Tracks
As one of the biggest producers and pop stars of recent history, Skrillex has been able to lend his production work to a load of big names. Chance The Rapper, Damian Marley, 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, and Ellie Goulding are just a handful of the artists that Sonny Moore has been able to work with since his skyrocketing to fame.
Stream Hit-Boy's "Zoomin'" EP Featuring Pusha T, & Quentin Miller, & More
Hit-Boy's been staying busy producing for other artists but he's also been prepping his solo projects on the low, as today he drops a 5-track EP called Zoomin' without warning. It's his first solo project since 2012's HITStory and apparently is serving as a prelude to his debut solo album that he plans to put out sometime in early 2016.
DeJ Loaf Hits The Studio With Pharrell & Pusha T
DeJ Loaf may have dropped off an EP quite recently, but it appears that the Detroit native is already back in the studio working on her proper debut album, grinding with some big names by her side.
Pusha T Reveals Producers On "King Push," Reacts To Praise From N.W.A.
Dr. Dre's co-sign has affected the careers of rappers like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar, so praise from the legendary producer is quite an honor. In a recent interview with Billboard, Dre, along with the surviving members of N.W.A. (Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella) shared his favorite emcees of the moment -- which happened to be Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Pusha T.