Pusha T X Tyler, The Creator on: July 14, 2011, 09:33
Not too long ago Pusha T (G.O.O.D. Music) released his latest single, "Trouble On My Mind" featuring Tyler, The Creator. I don't know if you know anything about the two, but as far as duos go, these two couldn't have a more contrasting sound. On one hand, there is Virginia Beach native Pusha T: who is the cool, level mannered, mafioso, drug dealer turned rapper, with just about every type of metaphor in the book that can turn lyrics into double entendres about his once crack dealing persona/alter ego. On the other, there is Tyler, The Creator, the avant garde, alternative, LA up and-comer who can be described as chaotic, mental, bizzarre, ludicrous, or just plain crazy. Tyler, The Creator is astonishingly young at 20 years old and Pusha T is the savvy vet at 34. However, despite the contrasts, differences, and divergence of sound, the two come together on "Trouble On My Mind", to put together a compelling street narrative on just about every political/social affair from Osama Bin Laden's death, to hitting the Bel Air party scene doing e-bombs. Take a listen, see what you think of it. If there is anything these two have in common, they are poets, and some of the most controversial in being the wordsmiths that they are.
Keep an eye out for Pusha T on HBO's "How to Make it in America" and his next mixtape "Fear of God 2" on which Tyler, The Creator will have a feature on. Also make sure to go grab a copy of the Creator's latest album, "Goblin", put out by XL Records this past May. The two have both said they would like to work together in the future. Currently, Tyler, The Creator is helping produce the finishing touches on fellow LA rapper The Game's "The R.E.D. Album".
Re: Pusha T X Tyler, The Creator on: July 22, 2011, 14:41
Now I don't know if you have seen the official music video for this bizarre single, but just a couple days ago, (Wednesday at midnight to be exact), director Jason Goldwatch along with Pusha T and Tyler, the Creator released it via youtube. After the first day of viewing, it has turned into a a youtube sensation pulling in over a hundred thousand views and climbing. The video as Pusha and director Jason Goldwatch say, is a look inside the dark fantasies of Tyler and Pusha. To quote Pusha's last verse, "who else could put the hipsters with felons and thugs, and paint a perfect picture of what sellin’ it does?" Specifically, the concept of the video is suppose to be a juxtaposition on the vastly different worlds of Pusha and Tyler (felon and hipster). In doing so, they are portrayed egging pedestrians, sporting black ski masks, terrorizing the streets, hooking up with overweight middle aged hookers, and holding up liquor stores in the streets of LA's Skid Row. The video is dark, grotesque, and uncomfortable to say the least, but what else can be expected when the Creator is involved. However, contrary to the vulgar imagery, lyrically it is on point, original, and leaves you wanting more.
Pusha tells all why Kanye didn't make a mistake on signing him to the last spot on G.O.O.D. and Tyler uncovers more of his own psychotic and atheistic alter ego, Dr. TC. Dr. TC is his altered persona that almost forces Tyler's unsure hand into vice, corruption, and evil like on his hit "Yonkers" which now has 15 million views worldwide. You can call him weird, call him crazy, or even call him the devil, (which some do), but he'll probably embrace them all. Even Tyler's rap group "Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All" (OFWGKTA), is more of a worshiped cult than a hip-hop ensemble.
The disturbing, yet captivating release of "Trouble On My Mind" is the first leak off of Pusha's next mixtape, "Fear of God 2", in which Tyler will play a pivotal part in producing. But on this, Chad Hugo and Pharrell grace the track with the Neptune drums. Don't sleep on it, take a look at it here and find out what inspired them to make it....
Keep a close eye on both these guys, as they have big things to come on both of their horizons. Tyler, The Creator is a young talent that should not be overlooked. However ridiculous his antics may be, he reminds me of a certain "slim" Detroit native that got his come up by stringing bar after bar about murdering his own parents. Slim Shady anyone? The Creator is currently nominated for two VMA awards under the "Best New Video" category (Yonkers) and "Best New Artist". Don't miss the 28th annual VMA awards that will air Sunday, August 28th at the Nokia Theatre in downtown LA.
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