By Rob Markman
Pusha T thrilled rap fans when he dropped his lyrically brash “Numbers on the Boards” and for the track’s video the Clipse MC takes his unapologetic rap fest a level higher with a gritty visual and cameos by Kanye West and Chief Keef.
The video, which was released Thursday (May 9) on Complex.com is set in Paris, but instead of delivering an artsy vibe Pusha gives fans a raw look into his lyricism. “I’m so bossy bitch get off me,” he spits, while displaying a menacing snarl.
In fact it’s Push’s performance which stands out most. Every line that he spits is kicked with extra emphasis. So when the G.O.O.D. Music golden child baits his rap competition it is with more than just his words. “It’s only one God, and it’s only one crown/ So it’s only one king who can stand on this mound,” he raps holding one finger up, with a crazed look in his eyes.
While “Numbers on the Boards” isn’t the big single meant to set off Pusha’s long-awaited solo debut My Name is My Name it is a potent warm-up. Even G.O.O.D. CEO Kanye West and Chicago newcomer Chief Keef get in on the action, with brief cameos towards the end.