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Pusha-T

Fear of God II

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November 8, 2011

Click to listen to Pusha T's album 'Fear of God II: Let Us Pray'

In the Clipse, Pusha T and brother Malice rode icy Neptunes beats to fame without compromising their drug-dealer narratives. But on this EP, Pusha employs dramatic Southern-rap synths and churning bass lines, and ends up getting outshined by guests like Kanye West. Pusha is too reserved to pull off the revamped sound – he's more Raekwon than Rick Ross, better suited to quick-tongued storytelling than to bombast. When he rhymes that "hip-hop bores me," it seems more confession than boast. 

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