Southside, Chicago-raised Chris James has come a long way since teaching himself how to play the piano and learning how to read music. Last year, he crossed paths with Rich America and John Monopoly, the manager and talent scout who has previously worked with Kanye West, and No I.D. In the present, James is getting ready to release his upcoming album, “L.I.F.E., (Love Isn’t For Everyone)”. In its anticipation today, we have a single entitled “Love Hates Me” featuring Pusha T.
Though not an official Clipse release, Pusha T of the cocaine-rap guru has announced a new mixtape featuring his partner in rhyme slangin’ Malice and Ab-Liva (ie— Re-Up Gang). This in addition to a G.O.O.D. Music compilation and a proper solo album slated for release this year. No word on when we can actually expect Long Live The Caine, as Pusha says, “I’m definitely not just going to throw something out there so people can tear it apart.” But from this point on, we’ll be jonesing for it.
Warning: the new tune by Pusha T starts with some maniac shouting at you. Like, REALLY shouting. But once the song off of Pusha’s next album, Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray, drops, you’re treated to the cock-sure laidback flow we’ve always loved from this half of The Clipse. The album drops Nov. 8 on G.O.O.D. Music.
With all the buzz that’s accompanied Odd Future this year, it was inevitable that the suddenly famous Tyler the Creator would end up meeting a whole lot of celebrities (Justin Bieber!?) But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time for real hip-hop, as proven by this new track with Pusha T of Clipse, “Trouble On My Mind.”
The tune is off of Pusha’s first solo release, Fear Of God Part 2: Let Us Pray, coming August 23rd on G.O.O.D. Music / Decon / Re-Up Gang. You can stream it over at Red Bull USA.