Who could’ve seen those classic Malice lines, serving as prophetic predictions of his brother’s solo career. As instructed by Malice, we won’t ask about the album, but King Push is back with a new MIXTAPE. Lookin’ for that official solo debut album? Stop looking. This is another mixtape. Although throughout the tape we hear, “My name is my name” being righteously chanted in the background. So Pusha’s priming us here for My Name is My Name to drop soon. If this mixtape is any indication of the sound Pusha’s album will take on, you shouldn’t expect shit that much different than his “Fear of God” releases. The tape is heavy on current sounds, radio ready beats and a bit of Ye’s prints on the DNA. This tape doesn’t seek to challenge or provoke the way a classic Clipse record does. Here, he is trying to entertain us.
As Push said in a P4k interview, “The battle is: the hitmaker versus the rap purist.” That said, amidst the throw away tracks, there are standouts like, lead single “Blocka” feat. Popcaan and produced by Young Chop (I kno rite?!) and “Revolution.” “Revolution” has no features. It’s got a laser focused Push calmly poeticizing over a really restrained interesting beat. Guess what – it’s produced by The Neptunes. Well despite the name of the track, this tape ain’t a revolution. But this tape ain’t a solo debut album. And until we get that, here’s this. Puff puff pass.