Album: King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude

King Push - Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude is an awfully convoluted title, but the intro to Pusha T’s latest project is anything but. Metro fills the role that used to be filled by the Hitmen, fiddling with the hardware while Puff paces the room, toothpick present. As Pusha eases into his elder statesman shoes, producers have an easy enough task—raise the stakes and get out of the way. Here, Metro conjures a soulful vocal loop and skull-rattling drums, and it’s just what the G.O.O.D. Music president needed.