You oftentimes hear the phrase "your favorite rapper's favorite rapper" thrown around loosely, but in Pusha T's case the description is appropriate. The Virginia Beach representative,​ who initially built his rep brick by brick, switched to raps around the turn of the millennium and has since mastered the craft, earning the respect of his big homies, contemporaries, and up-and-comers in the process.

From his formative years as one half of Clipse alongside his brother Malice (now going by No Malice), to the Re-Up Gang era that provided a treasure trove of some of his rawest rhymes, to his current status as a major fixture within Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha has become one of the most reliable lyricists on wax. In 2013, during the My Name Is My Name listening party, Kanye delivered a speech that summed up King Push's influence on the game. "Act like y'all ain't based your whole shit, your whole lifestyle off this ni**a, Pusha T."

To give you a better example of just how nice Pusha T is with the pen, we break down the best verses from his catalog. Yuugh!