Five things that would ensure that Pusha T's "Darkest Before Dawn" is a worthy successor to "My Name Is My Name."
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. We now know that won't be the case, as a "prelude" fittingly titled Darkest Before Dawn will arrive first, on December 18th. King Push is still slated for a spring release, so it seems like this first project will be made up of material that's either newer or outtakes from the album that's been in the works longer. Normally, that'd be a warning sign that the "album before the album" might not be as high-quality, but for someone with a track record as consistent as Push's, we hardly expect that to be the case (especially after hearing "Untouchable").
Known collabs with Kanye West, Timbaland, Q-Tip, Nashiem Myrick, Hudson Mohawke, Boi-1da, Puff Daddy, Beanie Sigel, A$AP Rocky, The-Dream, Kehlani, and Jill Scott only bolster that expectation, making DBD's tracklist look just as stacked as MNIMN's. Of course, big names don't ensure a great album, so here's our wishlist for the holiday season release.