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VICTORY LAP: King Push returns to Atlanta for the second phase of the It's Almost Dry Tour.
Friday October 14, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $64+

CL Critic Joshua Robinson Recommends: Last month, Pusha T revealed in an interview with Spotify that his next album is already in the works, but that hasn’t stopped the Clipse legend from promoting his latest LP It’s Almost Dry — which is widely considered to be a formidable contender for the best rap album of the year. After stopping in Atlanta over the summer, King Push will return to the city this month for the second phase of his It’s Almost Dry Tour. The G.O.O.D. Music president’s victory lap will receive opening support from rising artist IDK, and the dance sonics of his recent Kaytranada-produced album Simple. will make for an intriguing contrast to Pusha T’s grimy coke raps. — JR


CL Critic Matthew Warhol Recommends: Let phase two begin! Pusha T is continuing to prove his work ethic when he returns to Atlanta for his second show in a year. Pusha T has nothing left to prove. The 44-year-old Virginia Beach rap kingpin has been putting in work since 1993 — the year I was born(!!!). He is one half of Clipse, the legendary coke rap duo that, along with their hometown producers The Neptunes, brought their powder-white rhymes to both the streets and the charts. Then, when Push’s brother Malice became a born again Christian and quit secular music, the man became the heaviest hitter on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, releasing watertight album after album, culminating in 2018’s modern classic Daytona. I could go on and on ad nauseum — he had a hand in writing the iconic McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” slogan, destroyed rap’s biggest star, Drake, in a rap beef, etc. The point is, Pusha T doesn’t need to be working as hard as he is. In April of this year, he scored his first number-one album with It’s Almost Dry, a declaration of dominance produced entirely by Pharrell and Kanye West. It’s in competition for best album yet, and he recently said he had no plans on slowing down, but, in fact, will be releasing music at a higher rate. Do you need to be convinced any further? “The money counter ding is so exciting.” — MW

From the venue:

Terrence LeVarr Thornton, better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American rapper and record executive. He rose to prominence as one-half of the hip hop duo Clipse, which was mainly active from 1994 to 2010, alongside his older brother No Malice.


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