Considering the heavy influence of Hell Hath No Fury-era Neptunes on the Odd Future frontman’s production style, it was only a matter of time before Tyler, the Creator landed on a joint with Pusha T, Chad and Pharrell. Bound to happen or no, though, Trouble on My Mind is a cross-generational collab well worth its prodigious online buzz. Premiered Friday via RedBullUSA.com, this newly-leaked album cut finds the illustrious production duo mixing queasy synths, brass and gritty percussion as the Clipse member delivers some characteristically deadpan lyrical fire, blending high-rolling braggadocio with ‘hood ambiance: “That’s a whole ‘nother bezel, the carbon Audemar / That’s a whole ‘nother metal, but still keep it ghetto / Behind the scenes pull strings like Gepetto / the gun blow steam, whistle like a tea kettle.” And Mr. Tron Cat? He spends a lot of time discussing his d*ck, with breaks to name-drop Bushwick Bill and play on the now-famous opening lines from Yonkers. Has this selection left you with high hopes for Pusha’s G.O.O.D Music debut? Then keep it locked for all the latest tunes leading up to the August 23, arrival of Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray.
G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Back In The Go Go ft. Bun B, Pusha T & Tre (from UCB)" (2008)
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