Rapper Pusha T. has recorded for a variety of labels throughout his career, which started with Elektra Records in 1997 with the release of Clipse’s first album Exclusive Audio Footage and the underground hit, “The Funeral.” After years of label turmoil, Pusha T. said he finally feels at home with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. “The dope part about G.O.O.D. Music is that everybody has a lane. Like ever-y-body has a lane,” Pusha T. told AllHipHop.com.
Throughout the years, Pusha, along with his brother Malice, dropped albums for the Arista distributed label, Star Trak, which was helmed by their longtime friend, Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes. In 2003, the group was moved to Jive as part of a merger, while Star Trak went over to Interscope. The Clipse suffered at Jive, just as sales across the music industry began to lag. To complicate matters, Clipse’s longtime, respected business manager Anthony “Geezy” Gonzales was sentenced to 32 years for heading $20 million dollar cocaine distribution ring, that stretched throughout Virginia and several other southern states.
Pusha T.’s new union with Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music has him excited and ready to make a full fledged return to the Hip-Hop scene. Pusha recently dropped his new mixtape Fear Of God, which is a glimpse of what fans can expect from Pusha’s highly anticipated G.O.O.D. Music debut. In addition to Kanye West and Pusha T., the G.O.O.D. Music roster features Common, Mos Def, Big Sean, CyHI Da Prince, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Mr. Hudson and others. “When we attack a project, you know, there’s just a general idea that happens, and everybody just gives their own perspective,” Pusha T told AllHipHop.com.
As for his solo effort, the project has no title, or release date, although he and Kanye West have starting working on the album. “Me and Kanye have been in [the studio] and we’ve done a good five or six records, and we’ve left them alone,” Pusha T. told AllHipHop.com. “Then we’re gonna revisit it. We’re about to go to Chile, actually this week sometime, and we’ll probably do a show and just revisit some of the records.”
Natasha Ramos just released her debut Mixtape called ‘Feelin’ Myself (2011)’ which is freaking good ! Among the producers that are contributed to the mixtape are Hit-Boy, Bryan Michael Cox & Adonis, Chris & Drop, The Platinum Bros among others. I was very suprised to hear Rich Harrison on there, when was the last time we’ve heard something of Rich Harrison, that tune right there is straight up banger, even Darkchild worked with Natasha on the track ‘Canceled’ and of course we got a new old Neptunes track titled ‘Dope Boy’ featuring Pharrell’ on it, probably a leftover of Natasha’s debut album ‘Show & Prove’ that got shelved in 2007, reminds me of the In My Mind era back in 2006/07, thanks to goober !
Natasha Ramos – Feelin’ Myself (2011)
01 – Intro
02 – Feelin’ Myself (Hit-Boy)
03 – One Way (Bryan Michael Cox & Adonis)
04 – Who Needs You (Freestyle)
05 – Here I Am (Rich Harrison)
06 – Cancelled (Darkchild)
07 – Strawberries (Mr. Deyo)
08 – Dysfunctional (Chase N’ Chase)
09 – Last Night (Chris & Drop)
10 – Midnight Hour (The Neptunes)
11 – The Jam (Atlanta Based Producer)
12 – Deeper feat. Robin Thicke (The Neptunes)
13 – Screwed (The Neptunes)
14 – Dope Boy feat. Pharrell (The Neptunes)
15 – That Moment (Bryan Michael Cox & Adonis)
16 – Running Out Of Love (The Platinum Bros)
17 – This Love (Interlude) (Chris & Drop)
18 – Pack Up (The Neptunes)
19 – Outro
Total Size: 72,55MB
Natasha Ramos – Dope Boy feat. Pharrell (11’)
Natasha Ramos – Feelin’ Myself (Live At Tamarind Gril)
Natasha Ramos – Dysfunctional (Live At Tamarind Grill)
Although he took a tap at us and tweetd that he wasn’t exactly feeling Fear Of God, Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator managed to make it out to Pusha T.’s video shoot for “My God” which is currently being shot in L.A. by video director Nabil Elderkin. Over the weekend, Pusha T. was in his hometown of Virginia to sign copies of Fear Of God at Cream Boutique. Watch the meet-and-greet below.
Fear Of God Signing
Pusha T. has been Interviewed by The Breakfast Club where he revealed that The Neptunes track ‘Raid’ has already been finished before he got it for his mixtape, so it is safe to say that ‘Raid’ is a leftover off 50 Cent’s third studio album ‘Curtis’ from 2007 because that was the time The Neptunes have had studio sessions with Fifty. 50 Cent told VIBE that he has unreleased material that he recorded with Kanye West, Will.I.Am, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz and Polow Da Don that never saw the light of day. “I’ve gone in the studio with Kanye West, Will.I.Am, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz and Polow Da Don,” says 50 of some of the tracks he has worked on.
“I wanted to see if they could provide a new creative direction that would send me somewhere I would never go. We made some good music, but at the time the songs were not what I felt like I should present.” When asked why he was hesitant in the past to drop such left-field material, 50 explained, “I don’t think people were ready for that. I think my audience wanted to just hear a good record and have a good time.
They didn’t want to hear anything that was so complex that they had to think about what I was actually saying to them. I got records in the house that the fans would bug out on.” Pusha has also been Interviewed by DJ Whoo Kid where he talked about the difference working between Kanye West & Pharrell (04:10) And they also discussed The Neptunes track ‘Come N’ Get It feat. Clipse’ off Travis Barker’s Mixtape ‘Let The Drummer Get Wicked (2011)’ at (07:30), thanks to flipbundlez.
Pusha T. x DJ Whoo Kid Interview
Pusha T. – Raid feat. Pharrell & 50 Cent (11′)
The Benny Benassi track is primed for the big arenas and clubs although the video showcases a lighter side to Chris Brown. The video begins with Breezy and his dance crew The Rejectz darting about on self propelled scooters before switching to various shots of Brown showing off his new song to a bevy of his famous friends including Bow Wow, Nelly, Estelle, Omarion, Timbaland, Game, Brandy, Pharrell Williams (At 1:02), Swizz Beats, T-Pain and others.
Landing a recording contract on Mercury/IDJ Records soulful crooner, John West, is ready to make his mark in the music industry. Matching subtle snares and strings with his passionate voice, John is heating up radio with the Christian Rich-produced record, “Lovely.” With additional verses from G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T., this jam is sure to stay on repeat. Look out for John West’s debut album this summer.
Complex.com have spent the last few weeks tirelessly talking to Push, trying to get his thoughts on everything from rolling with G.O.O.D. Music, to what they thought about Consequence accusing him of biting lyrics, and squashing his beef with Lil’ Wayne. But when it comes to Pusha (and by extension, Clipse) the most important thing has always been the music. An intricate lyricist with a vicious delivery, Pusha’s verses are something special. That’s why Complex.com just had to get him to break down all of his classic records. They even managed to get the true story behind his verse on We Got It For Cheap Vol. 2’s “Hate It Or Love It,” how most of the beats on Hell Hath No Fury were meant for Jay-Z, and how HHNF is better than Purple Rain. (/Me Goes Listening To Hell Hath No Fury)
Pusha T. – Fear Of God (2011)
01 – Intro
02 – My God (Hitboy)
03 – I Still Wanna feat. Rick Ross & Ab Liva (The Inkredibles)
04 – Money On My Mind (Freestyle)
05 – Feeling Myself feat. Kevin Cossom (Tha Bizness)
06 – Blow (Producer Unknown But I Am Looking For U)
07 – Cook It Down (Freestyle)
08 – Open Your Eyes (Nottz)
09 – Can I Live (Freestyle)
10 – Raid feat. Pharrell & 50 Cent (The Neptunes)
11 – Touch It feat. (Kanye West)
12 – Speakers Going Hammer (Freestyle)
13 – Alone In Vegas (Outro) (Nottz)
Total Size: 57,61MB
I remember reading this article on MTV.com back in 2005 when Jamie Foxx was working on his second studio album Unpredictable (2005) and where he told MTV that he worked with The Neptunes on the track ‘I’m Still Here’ which at the end didn’t make the final cut. Well, that tune went two years later on Nicole Scherzinger’s debut album Her Name Is Nicole (2007) which also didn’t make the final cut, nonetheless I’m glad we’ve finally got to hear it. Thanks to darrenlaking & mkc007. “Foxx also sang the praises of the Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams, who produced a track called “I’m Still Here.” “Pharrell gave me a hot nugget, like that one [song] on the album that you’re always gonna hit repeat and go back to,” the actor said.”
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