Pusha T has proclaimed that he has put together the best of the album of the year and it appears that many are in agreement. Powered by production from The Neptunes and Kanye West, It’s Almost Dry has earned rave reviews from critics.
“It’s Almost Dry feels innovative, never succumbing to nostalgia – on records like ‘Let the Smokers Shine the Coupes’ and ‘Diet Coke,’ Push demonstrates that he has only grown more exacting and adventurous,” Sarah Osei of High Snobiety wrote.
“Pusha T is to coke references what Larry David is to absurd social situations: He finds new and interesting ways to revitalize disquieting things that should have jumped the shark a long time ago,” Will Dukes of Rolling Stone added.
While flattering album reviews from journalists like myself are welcome, the Virginia native has never truly been interested in appeasing critics. Rather, he’s been looking to make timeless music that will live on in the history books for generations to come. If “Diet Coke” and “Hear Me Clearly” are a clear indication of how this body of work will be remembered, then he is well on his way to his goal. Not to mention, the project brings along Jay-Z, Malice, Lil’ Uzi Vert, Don Toliver and Kid Cudi for the ride.