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Pusha T Breaks Down Lyrics & Freestyles Live on Sway in the Morning

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There are an infinite amount of ways to describe Pusha T and the lane of greatness he has carved for himself over the years, the best of these descriptions being one of a kind.  From breakout hits with Clipise alongside his brother  No Malice to creating the empire that is Play Clothes, there’s a reason Pusha T can add King to the beginning of his name.

With his new album “Darkest Before Dawn” hitting shelves across the country last Friday (Dec 18) we had the pleasure of having Pusha T into the Sway in the Morning studios to speak on his rise to the top, his new role as President of G.O.O.D. Music as well as a live break down his lyrics and a killer freestyle.

From starting Play Clothes almost 8 years ago to reigning on top of one of the greatest labels in the game currently, Pusha T stresses the importance of being a self-contained artist.  With the power to sign new talent as he pleases we hear the qualities that Pusha looks for (take notes kids).

Filled with hits, “Darkest Before Dawn” features some incredible talent such as Diddy and Jill Scott.  Pusha T speaks on these collaborations, the meaning behind “Crutches, Crosses, Caskets,” “M.F.T.R.,” and “Sunshine” all before he kills a live freestyle.

Check out the interview and freestyle here and head to iTunes for your copy of “Darkest Before Dawn.”


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