Saturday, April 08, 2017

"Mama Mavis, oh Mama, They Tried My Patience"

He doesn't get the credit he deserves as a lyricist, but Pusha T never half-steps on the mic. He's a lot like Lupe Fiasco in that he always brings an intensity and there's always plenty of deeper meaning buried a few feet below each of his bars. Only difference is his delivery is a lot more solemn, following a steady, predictable rhythm. Don't sleep on those soulful backup gospel vocals from Mavis Staples too. She's a big reason why this track feels so ominous and haunting when you listen to it.

All that aside, who's stoked about this Gorillaz comeback? Whether or not you're geeking out over the upcoming release of Humanz, the fact that we're reaping the benefits of a collaboration like this can only be a good thing. Also, it's more than a bit ironic that the doom and gloom vibe of this track and their upcoming album as a whole was generated from channeling the negativity associated with Trump winning the presidency. Sometimes good music comes from a dark place, so feel free and embrace that double edged sword as you press play below...

Gorillaz feat Pusha T & Mavis Staples - Let Me Out


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