UPDATE: The G.O.O.D. Music rapper taps Tyler, The Creator, Kanye West, Diddy, Jeezy and more.
UPDATE #2: The tracklist has been revealed for Pusha T's Fear of God: Let Us Pray EP, releasing to retail on August 23rd. Check what tracks made the final cut below.
1. Changing Of The Guards (Feat. Diddy)
2. Amen (Feat. Kanye West & Jeezy)
3. Trouble On My Mind (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)
4. What Dreams Are Made Of
5. O There It Is
6. Feeling Myself (Feat. Kevin Cossom)
7. Raid (Feat. 50 Cent & Pharrell)
8. My God
9. I Still Wanna (Feat. Rick Ross & Ab Liva)
UPDATE (04/18): Monday, Pusha T announced he wil re-release his Fear Of God mixtape as a retail E.P. He made the announcement via his Twitter feed, and the news coincided with the release of Fear Of God’s second video, “My God.” After checking out his labelmate Kanye West put on an epic performance at Coachella, Pusha T dropped the video at noon Monday. Fear Of God is scheduled to be released on June 21.
Fear of God EP coming out June 21st!! GOOD MUSIC! #LetUsPray.
Of course, Pusha T is not the first emcee to slap a barcode on a previously free mixtape. In 2010 Drake decided to test the retail waters with a proper release of So Far Gone. Odd Future members Hodgy Beats and Left Brain—collectively known as MellowHype—will employ the same strategy with their BlackAndWhite mixtape. For his part, Pusha promised to change things up with what he referred to as “some suprises on there too.”
Friday night (March 11th) Pusha T unveiled his long-awaited mixtape Fear Of God to journalists and bloggers at New York City’s Pull Studios.
The Clipse emcee joined the media in a play-by-play of each track, explaining most of the songs were freestyles, including the collaborations. “I picked the joints where I felt the artists were the best,” Pusha explains. Fear Of God has some brand new beats from teams like Hit-boy (Surf Club), The Inkredibles, The Neptunes, as well as Nottz, but also tackles classics like Jay-Z’s “Can I Live”.
Cameos include Rick Ross and Ab-Liva on “I Still Wamma Rock”, as well as Lil Wayne and Kevin Cossom. A snippet of a Kanye West song “Touch It ” leaked a while back, and that track will be included on Fear Of God as well. However, Pusha was very animated about two specific collaborations: one with 50 Cent and the other with Soulja Boy.
“50 is one of my favorite rappers in this whole Hip-Hop shit,” Pusha explains. “I like his principles.” 50 Cent joins Pusha T on the track “Raid ”, produced by the Neptunes. “[50 Cent] is amazing,” Pusha continues about the G-Unit forefather turned multi-millionaire. “Nobody’s done what he’s done in such a short period of time.”
A Soulja Boy collaboration though? “I just admire what the fuck he does,” Pusha shrugs.
Since formally aligning himself with Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music back in September, Pusha T has been inching his way into the spotlight. His track “My God ” (the opening track on Fear Of God) had jaws dropping and ears open for what was next for one half of the Clipse. According to Pusha though, his inspiration on the mixtape title was derived from a genuine fear he was holding. “[Fear Of God] was me feeling the fear of God knowing that my brother [Malice] wasn’t going to be with me,” he admits.
Fear Of God drops on March 21st.
Money On My Mind Freestyle
I Still Wamma Rock ft. Rick Ross & Ab-Liva
Untitled ft. Kevin Cossom
Cook It Down
Open Your Eyes
Can I Live Freestyle
Raid ft. 50 Cent [Prod. Neptunes]
Touch It ft. Kanye West
Speakers Going Hammer
Alone In Vegas