Heds and Dreds: Pusha T, G.O.O.D. Music’s Top Shotta

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October 10, 2012

Words by Jesse Serwerโ€”

Lately, G.O.O.D. Music rapper Pusha T has been quoting torrents of dancehall lyrics on Twitter (from Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel to Chan Dizzy and Demarco) during what he calls “Dancehall Sundays.” Few notable rappers these days are up to di time with their bashment tunes, but the Virginia MC has been repping the culture from his early days in Clipse through to his G.O.O.D. tenure, from the “Selector Remix” of Clipse’s classic “Grindin” to this year’s soundbwoy-dusting smash, “Mercy.”

Which brings us to Pusha’s just released “Pain,” the first single from his upcoming G.O.O.D. debut. Produced by Kanye West‘s ghost producers and featuring Future, the track’s beat is based around a Nyabinghi drum pattern. We can’t quite pinpoint what the sample is, or if it’s even a sample, but it’s definitely a ‘Binghi ting. Take a listen:

Scroll through below to hear some more of Pusha’s yard link-ups, dancehall quotes and more.