Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Boards” Gains Significant Year-End Accolades

by | Dec 17, 2013 | MUSIC

We’ve all been keeping an eye on VA Beach rapper and former Clipse member Pusha T this year–his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name, was heralded by the gradual release of nearly half a dozen singles, from the banging Kanye West production “Pain,” featuring Future, to the hard-hitting cocaine travelogue “Nosetalgia,” which brought Pusha together with 2012 rookie sensation Kendrick Lamar. But the song that seems to have captivated everyone is “Numbers On The Board,” which was cited yesterday by Noisey’s UK Staff as their song of the year.

We’ve all been keeping an eye on VA Beach rapper and former Clipse member Pusha T this year–his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name, was heralded by the gradual release of nearly half a dozen singles, from the banging Kanye West production “Pain,” featuring Future, to the hard-hitting cocaine travelogue “Nosetalgia,” which brought Pusha together with 2012 rookie sensation Kendrick Lamar. But the song that seems to have captivated everyone is “Numbers On The Board,” which was cited yesterday by Noisey’s UK Staff as their song of the year. Also receiving recognition from Pitchfork and Spin, this ominous track is based around a foreboding bass hum, with a clattering percussive counterpoint. The Kanye West beat, made in collaboration with Don Cannon, is only part of what gives this track its memorable menace. Pusha’s intimidating delivery, as he spits lines about typical Pusha T topics like having lots of money and moving big weight, sells the track as a whole and makes it the kind of unforgettable tune that shoots to the top of a year-end list. Check it out below:

My Name Is My Name has received some high accolades as an album too, finishing at #11 on Spin’s Top Hip Hop Albums Of The Year list, #3 on PopMatters Top Hip Hop Of The Year list, #3 on Complex’s Albums Of The Year list, and #2 on Exclaim’s Top 10 Hip Hop Albums list. Overall, it’s been a big year for Pusha T, who is doing a lot to establish himself as a solo artist now that Clipse is no more. If you haven’t grabbed a copy of My Name Is My Name yet, grab it off iTunes HERE.

Marilyn Drew Necci

Marilyn Drew Necci

GayRVA editor-in-chief, RVA Magazine editor for print and web. Anxiety expert, proud trans woman, happily married.




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