Pusha T Gets Down With an Impressive Joaquin Phoenix Beat on ‘King Push’
Minimalist video highlights latest preview of 'My Name Is My Name'
It’s been almost two months since the music gods revealed that none other than onetime fake-ass rapper Joaquin Phoenix was providing a beat for Pusha T. And now, after that long wait, we are finally able to reap the bounty that is the I’m Still Here star’s first stab at hip-hop production, thanks to an assist by Kanye West. As far as actors crossing over to rap (with apologies to Drake), it’s a pretty good beginning, featuring rat-tat-tat snares and haunting vocal samples. The video, meanwhile, is about as bare-bones as they come — Pusha raps the track barely illuminated by colored the lights, then it switches to back-lit black and white. To his credit, he also manages to name check Rage’s Zack de la Rocha and Jay Z in one line that somehow includes mention of a cranberry roaster. Pusha’s My Name Is My Name is due out October 8 via G.O.O.D. Music.