I was cleaning my desk area and found a bunch of old mix CDs. Remember those? You would buy blank CDs and put your favorite songs of the moment or nostalgic songs on a CD so you can bump in the car? Shit, I do. This was just before the aux cord was the way of the land. This was less than ten years ago!
For the past few years, I’ve realized that Pusha T musical output is consistent. It’s consistently dope.
Verse after verse, song after song, project after project, he’s delivered solid work.
From his Clipse days to the present, he’s been consistent. It’s like the brief hiatus Clipse went on after their debut album, drove and motivated Pusha to work on his craft. He came back with Malice, Sandman and Liva on the legendary We Got It For Cheap mixtapes, which were good.
During those mixtapes, I started realizing that Pusha was one of the dopest rappers out, no pun intended. The raps I heard on those mixtapes were crazy. Those mixtapes are some of my favorite mixtapes ever. I noticed Pusha started to show growth, and ascending into the next tier of rappers.
This mixtape needs to happen.
A few years ago, when Gibbs announced in code that he was working on the phenomenal collaborative project with Madlib, Piñata, he mentioned of a project with Alchemist called The Devil’s Palace.
This is a strange and random pairing Alchemist chose.
Migos and Mac Miller?
It just sounds odd. I know I’m not the only one who felt that way.
Regardless of what my thoughts were, once I heard it, I realized: this shit is dope!
And they were a nice surprise.
Alchemist was able to bottle the genre of soft rock and add his touch to this legendary ‘70s and ‘80s genre. He emulated the sounds of paradise, sunny weather and beaches, and anything else that you would associate with relaxation and vacationing. Shit, you could even say he created the music you’d hear in a t‘90s adult film.