Pusha T Delivers With New Kanye West-Produced Album ‘DAYTONA’ [LISTEN]
The album was an important one, and not just because it's been delayed so frequently. This is the first of several that Kanye produced in its entirety, and like the other Kanye-led projects, features only seven tracks. In other words, this album wasn't just about Pusha, but also about what the heck Kanye was doing on that Wyoming mountaintop after his crazy return to Twitter.
First, there was the last minute name change, from King Push to DAYTONA.
"I changed the album title from “King Push” to “DAYTONA” because I felt it didn’t represent the overall message of this body of work," the rapper wrote on Twitter. “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."
Then, yesterday, there was a last minute, $85K cover change. Kanye wanted to use the picture from Whitney Houston's destroyed bathroom (which was also riddled with drugs). Basically, there's been a lot of hype.
As of for the music, it's seven tracks and features only Kanye and Pusha T's brother in luxury drug rap, Rick Ross on "Hand Piano." Early takeaways have been good for Pusha. Honestly, albums really don't need to be any more than 12 tracks max, and with seven strong songs, you can easily come away with something memorable, which seems to be the case here. Even the "Drake diss" on "Infrared" takes a backseat to everything else that's going on with the record.
Take a listen via Spotify below, and peep early fan reactions.
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