Posts tagged "Pusha T"

Reasoning with Popcaan: “Anybody Who Says Dancehall Dead, Them is a Living Dead”

Reasoning with Popcaan: "Anybody Who Says Dancehall Dead, Them is a Living Dead"

The Unruly Boss Kicks It With Complex About His New Album, “Where We Come From”

Popcaan’s debut album is a powerful piece of work that might just bridge that gap between his local audience and his newfound international fans. “WWCF” presents a whole different side of the artist formerly known as “The Raving King.” In his first major interview for the record, Popcaan chats with Reshma B about balancing his local audience and his international fans, why he linked with his former rival Mavado, going to a go-go club with Pusha T, and shares his thoughts on the Vybz Kartel verdict. Here comes the Unruly Boss, straight up—or as he would put it, “Tr8.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

Pusha T Explains His Love for Reggae

King Push Explains That His Love For Reggae Music Is Not Just A Fadpush

Reggae has sometimes been considered the long lost brother of Rap. Both started from similar plights and often share the same message of getting out the ghetto and making a better life for yourself. Because of this we see many Rap artists reach out to reggae and dancehall artist either to help boost a record or to increase their fan base. In most cases it’s just a marketing maneuver, but there are times when the artist does it for the pure love and respect for the music.  Read more »

WATCH THIS: Pusha T ft. Popcaan & Travis Scott “Blocka” Official Video

Live From Matches Lane, It’s The Wrath of Caine

Lots of rappers go to Jamaica to shoot videos. Very few go deep in the heart of Western Kingston like Pusha T did on this one. All the way live from Matthews Matches Lane, the PNP garrison where Zekes once ruled the scheme, Pusha kicks his ghetto metaphysics surrounded by bandana-faced bravehearts with chrome shotties. The gritty visual aesthetic is in keeping with previous Clipse and Pusha videos, only it’s transported to one of the most notorious blocks on Jamrock. Sure woulda been nice to hear more Popcaan on this track, but if Hotskull’s not already working on his own remix somebody needs to get him an instrumental like yesterday. Video After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Pusha T “Blocka” ft. Popcaan & Travis Scott

Pusha Meets Hotskull Inna Raggamuffin Style

You’ve seen flicks from the video shoot, now check the tune. Pusha T, Popcaan, and Travis Scott. Young Chop on the beat. Early heat from The Wrath of Cain mixtape. This type of shit happens every day? If only… Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Pusha T Shoots Video In Kingston

Behind The Scenes Flicks From The “Blocka” Video Shoot

Long before “Mercy,” we knew Pusha T loved that dancehall sound. Remember his verse on the “Half On a Baby” remix with Vybz Kartel? Last week, Pusha and his crew took a trip to Kingston, Jamaica for the video shoot of “Blocka,” the Young Chop–produced single of his upcoming Wrath of Cain mixtape. We hear there’s another big dancehall star Popcaan featured on the track, which debuts soon is hard as f**k. While you let your imagination run wild, check out some exclusive behind-the-scene photos of the shoot. Photographs After The Jump… Read more »

Fuzzy Jones Gets His G.O.O.D. Music Debut

That’s The Late Great Don Of Dubplate Intros Nicing Up Kanye West’s New Single “Mercy”

Kanye West has the internet going nuts with his latest G.O.O.D. Music release, “Mercy.” Aside from Yeezy himself, the song features Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz. But the voice you hear at the top of the track may be less well known to rap heads—even though he’s a legend in the dancehall. That’s Fuzzy Jones, whose gift for manic bugged-out braggadoccio made his dubplate intros a must for any selector looking to execute a soundbwoy in a clash situation. Before his death in 2005—when he was hit by a car while riding his bike near Arrow’s dub studio in Kingston, Jamaica—Fuzzy became so well known that his voice was immortalized on numerous soundclash-themed records like the classic King Tubby’s disc seen above. Read on to find out where the “Mercy” sample came from…
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HEAR THIS: Vybz Kartel featuring Pusha T “Half On a Baby” (Remix)

EXCLUSIVE: Di Teacha And Di Pusha Connect On A Brand New Refix Vybz Kartel has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Let’s get back to the music. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Pusha T “Dearly Beloved”

Rap Star Sends Special Request To Dudus & The Whole Shower Posse

Pusha T flips Jay-Z’s “Where I’m From” beat to big up Prezi. As the G.O.O.D. man said, “Rap ain’t been this hard since ‘Hit Em Up.'” Run that…