We’re pretty excited here at the office about two of our favourite musicians’ upcoming releases. Especially excited is our Editor-in-Chief Alicia, whose favourite band is currently on a world tour. You might know them as Pusha T. If you don’t, here’s a quick recap of what to expect from the rapper:
Pusha T came onto the music scene in 2012 with the song ‘My Word’. Since then, he’s released two EPs and two albums. All of his music is produced by Chief Keef, except for his most recent project, which was helmed by Ski Beatz. For his newest album (and second project with Ski Beatz) he enlisted some of the biggest names in R&B, including Future, Jeezy and Rick Ross. Not only that, but the album also features a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. In other words, this is pretty much the dream team of hip-hop and R&B. We can’t wait to hear what they come up with.
What Is It About?
All About Pusha T and Robert Pattinson’s New Album explores the trials and tribulations of love in the modern-day. Specifically, the album concerns itself with how we deal with love and relationships in this day and age. That being said, it’s not a typical ‘love’ album. It doesn’t feature any of the typical heart-to-heart love songs. Instead, the listener will find themselves more often than not, wondering what is going on or what will happen next. It’s definitely an album that will speak to a lot of people. From the very first song, we are thrown head first into the middle of a conflict. A romantic conflict, to be precise.
The first song on the album, ‘Exchange Students’, finds Pusha T and Robert Pattinson as two high school students caught in the act of love. It explores the complications that can arise when a relationship starts before the end of the school year, and the problems that can arise when a couple doesn’t live together before they get too involved. One minute they’re best friends, the next they’re acting like a couple or even married. This song definitely sets the tone for the rest of the album. It’s an interesting look into the complexities of teenage love and how easily it can be thrown off course.
The second song on the album, ‘Take It Easy’, finds Pusha T and Robert Pattinson continuing their exploration of romantic entanglements. Here, the issue is one of trust. The female protagonist is trying to set up a one-night stand with a guy, but she’s not sure if he’ll keep his promise to be discreet. That being said, even if you don’t find yourself in the middle of a love triangle, there are still plenty of situations in which you might find yourself questioning someone’s integrity. Maybe the guy you’re dating is cheating on you with someone else. Maybe he’s just not the person you think he is. It’s issues like these that ‘Take It Easy’ explores. This isn’t your typical ‘love’ song. There’s no happy ending for this couple. They break up right before the song ends.
The next song, ‘Bitch Slap’ finds Pusha T and Robbie as two best friends who are arguing over a girl. Things get physical and before you know it, punches are being thrown. This is one of the more upbeat tracks on the album. It’s a great way to start the album and set the mood for the rest of the songs. It’s not often that we get violent songs from Pusha T, so when we do it’s definitely a treat.
All About Pusha T and Robert Pattinson’s New Album is a solid effort from start to finish. It’s a great combination of hip-hop and R&B and it’s exactly what you’d expect from the pairing of these two superstar musicians. There are a few tracks on here that could’ve been excluded, but it’s not like anyone’s going to miss them. Even so, it’s still quite a bit of an R&B album. That being said, it is a very personal album. I think it speaks to both rappers and R&B fans, because it comes as no surprise that these are two of the most in-demand musicians out there right now. While it’s not an album that will appeal to everyone, it’s still a great listen if you’re looking for new music. Especially if you’re a fan of either of these two artists. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next.