Pusha T, ‘Fear of God II: Let Us Pray’ (G.O.O.D. Music/Decon)
The Clipse’s Pusha T doesn’t think he’s God in the Biblical sense, but he’s keenly aware of his greatness. On this revised edition of his solo Internet mixtape Fear of God, he testifies to his block hustle and magical ability to turn heterosexual women into lipstick lesbians. Yes, his coolly devious voice is seductive, even as he adopts a name-checking mannerism reminiscent of the Game (“This is block music / Waka Flock to it,” he notes on the appropriately titled “So Obvious”). Let Us Pray offers a familiar Scarface tableau, but Pusha and cast (including a demonic Tyler, the Creator on “Trouble on My Mind”) paint his fantasies with requisite fervor.