Like King Push himself, we know what Hip-Hop heads look forward to most on every Pusha T album: The best drug dealer raps this side of Marcy Projects. While a proper review of the G.O.O.D. Music CEO’s fourth solo album is on the way, courtesy of VIBE’s Hip-Hop Reporter Preezy Brown, we picked out the best coke bars on It’s Almost Dry to set the tone for those already aware of what to expect.
Across the album’s 12 tracks, there’s a reference to selling cocaine on every single song. Some of these lyrics are boastful and subtly funny, while others are poignant and deeply serious. But what they all have in common is sincerity and believability. It’s these traits that place Pusha T among the most revered coke rappers in history. He’s right up there with reformed hustlers like Jeezy, who made moving bricks sound aspirational enough to motivate listeners chasing more legitimate dreams in life, and Jay-Z, who transcended the image of coke rap altogether on his way to becoming a billionaire.
As Pusha T rounds out his second decade in the game, just a few months shy of the 20th anniversary of Lord Willin’, the wordplay on It’s Almost Dry feels like an indication that he might have 20 more years left in him. Peep the best brick talk on each track of the album below.