The world ought to be accustomed to shocking news from Kanye West but no one can claim not to have been broadsided by the announcement that he had named Pusha T the president of his GOOD Music label. Those who thought the newly given perks would take the edge off of the Bronx rapper’s no-nonsense persona were quickly proved wrong as he rekindled his beef with the Cash Money fraternity with some abrasive remarks. In a recent interview he called the situation between Birdman and Lil Wayne “stealing” and the CMR founder “the lowest form of a thief”.
In the same tete-a-tete he name-dropped the producers he’s tapped on his highly anticipated sophomore ‘King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude’. Timbaland, P. Diddy, J. Cole, Hudson Mohawke and his former boss Kanye have all made contributions to what promises to be a bombshell of a release. Even Jill Scott and Grammy-nominated newcomer Kehlani have graced this slow-brewed project. And that bomb will drop just three days from today (December 18). One of the songs you’ll get if you pre-order the LP is ‘Crutches, Crosses, Caskets’, an uncompromising collection of punchlines that King Push himself calls “the hardest” in the new album. He drops rhymes in heavy doses in each of the two verses, critiquing fellow MCs while propping himself.
The Kid Art-directed clip is filmed at a carousel after dark and features smoking, skimpily-clad ‘nuns’ amid the prancing horses.
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