Pusha-T has confirmed several details about his long-anticipated third album. The album is titled Daytona and is set to be released this Friday (May 25th) via Def Jam/G.O.O.D. Music. The album is produced entirely by Kanye West and consists of 7 songs. The album contains two features from Kanye West and Rick Ross, on “What Would Meek Do?” and “Hard Piano”, respectively. Pusha’s last studio album was King Push—Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, released in 2015.
Rumored to be titled King Push for years, Pusha explained the meaning behind the change to Daytona. “I felt it didn’t represent the overall message of this body of work”, he wrote on Twitter. “Daytona represents the fact that I have the luxury of time”. He also said that “literally this [album] is nothing more than the outcome of our musical therapy sessions”.
Pusha has also returned the hyphen to his name, formerly just Pusha T. The hyphen was used during his days as one half of Clipse, and was dropped when he went solo. The reasoning for it returning is unknown.
Daytona is the first of five upcoming albums produced entirely by Kanye West, with a solo album, a Kid Cudi collaboration, a Nas album, and a Teyana Taylor album following in its lead. Each album will also consist of 7 songs and will all be released over the next month.
Push and Kanye are known collaborators for a long time, first working together on Clipse’s “Kinda Like a Big Deal” in 2009 and further working on notable songs like “Runaway”, “Mercy” and “New God Flow”. Check out the tracklist for Daytona below.
- If You Know You Know
- The Games We Play
- Hard Piano (feat. Rick Ross)
- Come Back Baby
- What Would Meek Do? (feat. Kanye West)