Pusha T Daytona

Pusha T takes on the music industry, "sock puppet" rappers, Li'l Wayne, and the presidential election on his confrontational track "Infrared" off his much-anticipated new album, Daytona, with dropped today.

The 41-year-old Bronx native raps over a 24-Carat Black sample produced by G.O.O.D Music honcho Kanye West.

Pusha questions the legitimacy of President Trump's election ("The bigger question is how the Russians did it?")

And he dismisses establishment rappers (except for Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole) as "sock puppets" who "play in their roles and gimmicks".

Pusha also takes on the failing music industry and fake awards shows that recognize artists depending on whose record label pays the most dividends.

    Remember Will Smith won the 1st Grammy,
    And they ain't even recognize Hov until Annie
    So I don't tap dance for the cra--ers and sing 'Mammy',
    'Cause I'm 'posed to juggle these flows and nose candy -- yuck!

Kanye reportedly paid $85,000 for the cover art which features Whitney Houston's drug-strewn bathroom in her suburban Atlanta mansion.


Pusha T - Infrared
Rated 4/5 roses



24-carat Black - I Want to Make Up (sampled track)

  • iWasteTime

    Ok Ms. Rose.
    I like it too, I've listened twice already!

  • FukkFolks2018

    41-year-old Bronx native
    Nobody...I repeat not one person identifies Push as a Bronx native. He is VA to his heart.

    Two up, two down

  • FukkFolks2018

    I'm on a call til 1130. It's up next lol

  • SweetTEE

    Pusha is from Va Beach.. born and raised. Anyhoo, Im excited about this here!

  • MsPam

    In other news can we get a post about Nicki Minaj bragging about how she baged Eminem?! I wouldn’t be surprised if she get pregnant by him.????


    I need to hear this from Em also. HMMM or could these be a publicity stunt???

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    The album cover is in poor taste. What is Kanye thinking? This was being discussed on the local radio station and the question they had was "what if someone paid big money for the picture of where Kanye's mom died and plastered it on their album cover?"

  • Wreckognize Game

    I hope the next rapper puts the bed that Kanye was strapped to as their album cover. Pusha T is rapping about gimmicks and Kanye wanted this as the cover. Ok. He didn't need that he is a good artist.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Kanye is an antagonist. Bih azz

  • NuBeauty

    i remember that picture.....that shows you that Whitney didn't have nobody around her that actually loved her. Damn Whit Whit.....you was high as the universe. Poor Krissy, that was her "norm"......sad situation.....

    Poor choice for the Album Cover though......Kanye dammit.....just when things were dying down for you....HERE YOU GO!! DAMN!

  • the guest

    Just something about Pusha T. I really like him. I think it’s his intellect and maturity. He rhymes beautifully.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    *sigh* Yeah, he is. I used to really love him and his music.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Both songs are good. I like the second one better though.

  • lovelygamour

    I am now convinced Kanye west put that awful picture on the cover to try and ward off black women. the song isn't bad. so, Kanye went nuclear and put that picture up. black women can sing on his tracks but he doesn't like black women anywhere near his social scene including concerts. pusha should've made a better case to not included that picture. I wasn't going to listen but someone else pushed play.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I always liked Pusha's music

  • lovelygamour

    almost like a sabotage. maybe since the artist had a message Kanye wanted to put some distance between pusha and black people in the minds of the establishment.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I like the music he chose

  • Wreckognize Game

    That pic seems like Kanye's mindset when he was on opioids and a play on Pusha T's name as a drug pusher (maybe). The music is nice though. I wonder if Pusha liked the pic or went with it just because Kanye paid for it.

  • cherrypie

    That bathroom tho ?????

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Yes str8??

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    Pusha T is top 8 .. lyrics with substance.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    The album cover goes with the vibe of the music...

  • Cali

    Uumm yeah, as this is produced by Koonye, it has no real value and is only smoke and mirrors. And it's not possible to go "In" on anyone when you yourself are whored out by Koonye's unquenchable thirst, hence the photo of Whitney's bathroom as a marketing scheme.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Loves me some Pusha did he get married yet I know he got engaged

  • Dowoop

    I have always been a fan of him and his brother.

  • Dowoop

    Just trying to get some clarity to better understand your comment - in what way do you think the picture would ward off black women?

  • Dowoop

    I just cant do white peen. **covers face**

  • Roxie Moxie

    My favorites on his album are: Santeria, Infrared and Come Back Baby. Too bad it's only like 10 or 12 songs, all totaling about 22 minutes of play.

    As for the cover, not sure if that was the right move. Would Kanye want to put the image of the operating room in which his mother died in, on his next CD? Let's see.

  • Roxie Moxie

    He did???? Fill me in please! lol

  • Roxie Moxie

    GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! I just read that....wasn't she JUST on Nas' D? These hoes don't give they cooch a rest! I dunno if it's true or not, but these clones....I mean, these folks wildin'. lol

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I haven't heard it yet. Might have to listen this weekend.

  • Libra80sBaby

    So Kanye, you got 85k to just be spending on disrespectful images and shit? He is a complete attention WHORE because like PT said, it wasnt really needed.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Where Bobby at? Cause some of this bathroom shit was his too. lol

  • Libra80sBaby

    PT a "Pusha" for real? Or for play, play?

  • Logan Roberts

    We still in this nasty bathroom & struggle plaits post? ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    No we aren't married yet lol

  • Courtney Wheeler

    these "artists" irk me

  • Miss Thang

    That 85K could have paid for a black youth's college education, Kanye.

  • Miss Thang

    Because Whitney Houston was a black woman for whom many of us feel compassion and sympathy, especially seeing as her life and that of her daughter's turned out due to horrific drug addiction.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I was talking about the 2 Sandra posted

  • Kemi

    The cover is just creepy! This woman had family and ppl who loved her..he’ll be trying yo sue somenody, if they try to do that to his mother...

  • Wreckognize Game

    What do you think of Will Smith's new song?

  • Wreckognize Game

    I'm not certain. He could've been a pusher or pushed dope lyrics. Don't know anything personal about him. I only know he is talented

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Sandra, you driving to the beach? Can you call your intern and tell him/her to get us another post on here.... this bathroom is making me itch.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Ahhh.. I still have to wait until I leave work. Corporate America here.

  • imright

    who did Kanye have to pay the $85k to ??

  • Miss Thang

    that's what I want to know. Either the National Enquirer or Bobby Brown's sister (who originally sold the pic to NE).

  • Darkandlovely617?

    for real

  • Wreckognize Game

    I'm sorry? We are a skeleton crew today so not much work being done up in here

  • datjerk

    That album cover is some BS, but I fool with Pusha T. The last of a dying breed.

  • datjerk

    Super true

  • Bonita

    And the correlation between the album cover and the messages throughout each record is what again . . . . .?

  • datjerk

    He used to be a foot soldier. Nothing bigger than that.

  • Bonita

    Or he could've done something he never has and invested it here on Chicago's south side.

  • Dainese

    7 songs

  • Dainese

    She's trolling. It's on TSR.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I like it. I've never slept on Will. His platform was always marketed as corny. But not all of his lyrics were. To me anyways. Brand New Funk and Summertime can still hold up today lyrically a little.

  • I’m Just Saying

    your thought is non sequitur, that's not the room that whitney died in. this pic was taken in 2006 of ms. houston's home in atlanta. ms. houston died in 2012 in beverly hills. so while some may not like it, it really doesn't equate to donda west's death room. now if someone plastered a pic of donda west's pics from 6 years before her death then it would be along the same lines.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Yes, I know that's not where she died. It was still in very bad taste. I should've stated that.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I commented just to say that

  • BadAss Will

    Sounds like he was in the bathroom smoking vrsck with Whitney when he mad this scrap.

  • pure_rachet

    Glad to see pusha T back at it but I still won't listen. If Clipse came back I might but their last album was trash anyway.

  • Jethro
  • Latisaj

    Loved this brother since "Lord Willing".. Malice as well

  • Simone

    Since Clipse's Lord Willin', Pusha T is one of the hand full of artists whose album I purchase as soon as it comes out without hearing any tracks because it's guaranteed to be fire, but thank you Sandra Rose for posting. Incredible! Add another rose!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't really get the connection with that pic and his album, but I understand what Kayne is doing. Using that pic as cover art has us doing just what he wants us all to do.................. Discuss it

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Someone should. He showed Whitney no respect and Donda is no exception. It's about time for him to get a taste of his own medicine.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    So did i....... But unfortunately that Kanye is no longer with us

  • QueenTee

    you Berta say that shit ??????

  • Kimocha

    I like Pusha T.... But I DON'T like that album cover! I'm mad about that! You don't try to gain off of somebody else's demise... That's very disrespectful... I'm too done with Kanye after this one!

  • Fire & Ice

    Drake and that invocie though ???. #petty

  • TrollingStoned

    Intellect and maturity? He’s been rapping about selling drugs for the past 14 years lol he can rap his a$$ off though


    Pusha T a unique sounding rapper in 2018... Authenticity is something rap music lacks now.. but they almost all want to be pop stars and they cater to the white audience so who cares about that played out genre of music.

  • SpeshalGift

    We all are discussing Kayne and although the album cover is poor taste is he fully responsible ? who the hell sold the picture????? And why does that bathroom look like that? and what in the world was going on in that bathroom jeeeeez? Makes you wonder how the rest of the house looked

  • Primo Levi

    So disrespectful to Whitney Houston estate & hope he gets sued 4 that! Pusha always been dope even thou thats all he mostly talk about kayne other wise he got a whole clip with his name on it

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  • Roxie Moxie

    Eh, it's still mixtape status though. ?