For a minute, Pusha T's King Push seemed likely to join the ranks of hip-hop's lost albums, collecting dust alongside Detox, Relapse 2, and Tha Carter 5. Yet during the sudden resurgence of Kanye West, news broke that Pusha's long awaited project was due for release May 25th, with seven Ye produced tracks on deck. Yesterday, Push came through with the news that he would be changing the album title to Daytona, explaining that "King Push didn’t represent the overall message of this body of work. DAYTONA represents the fact that I have the luxury of time. That luxury only comes when u have a skill set that your confident in."
The moment has finally arrived. DAYTONA is here in all its Yeezy produced glory. In a refreshing turn of events, Pusha has confined the album to a concise seven tracks, dubbing it "the God Number." Though some have already lamented the project's brevity, it's difficult to argue that an era of "stream trolling" has ushered in a string of unwieldy and overlong albums. In that regard, Pusha and the GOOD Music camp are opting to alter the trajectory of the curve.
Be sure to catch DAYTONA now, and sound off. Did this one live up to your expectations, or is it too early to tell? Let it be known. The G.O.O.D Music rollout is upon us, with Kanye, Kids See Ghost, Teyana Taylor and Nas steady waiting in the wings.
1. If You Know You Know
2. The Games We Play
3. Hard Piano feat. Rick Ross
4. Come Back Baby
6. What Would Meek Do? feat. Kanye West