For the latest edition of Vevo’s CTRL series of live performance videos, Pusha T pulled up to deliver two fan favorite tracks from It’s Almost Dry.
King Push ripped through performances of the Kanye West-produced “Dreamin of the Past” and the Pharrell-produced album opener “Brambleton.” The former is shot in stark black-and-white, while the latter sees the rapper bathed in menacing red lighting. Matching the pin-point accuracy of his delivery on the records, Push once again proves he’s one of the best performers around.
Pusha’s slick performance on the series comes not long after he appeared on Symba’s “Never End Up Broke Pt. 2.” He also showed up on Calvin Harris’ absolutely stacked Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 album, which features 23 guest appearances from artists like Lil Durk and Charlie Puth.
While his record It’s Almost Dry is a frontrunner for end-of-year rankings, Push himself admitted that he’s got some stiff competition following the release of Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. “I think that Kendrick does what he does lyrically. I think… man, it was impressive,” he said in an interview earlier this year. “ I think it’s great competition. It’s a matter of what you want to hear. I feel like for what it is that I do and what I was going for, and like I said, this is Rap Album of the Year to me. It’s Almost Dry.”
Vevo’s CTRL series has previously tapped the likes of ASAP Ferg, Rick Ross, Lil Tjay, Denzel Curry, Freddie Gibbs, and Fivio Foreign among countless others. The show serves to spotlight some of the best acts in hip-hop, R&B, and more, with artists both established and those on the rise participating.
Check out Pusha’s performances of both “Dreamin of the Past” and “Brambleton” above.