REVIEW: Pusha T – Fear of God II: Let Us Pray
Pusha T has been making a name for himself in the mainstream rap world since he signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint a year ago. Better known as one half of the rap duo Clipse, Pusha T makes his first official solo debut with the new album “Fear of God II: Let Us Pray”. This project has some new and not so new music with some songs coming from the previous “Fear of God” mixtape. “Fear of God II” features production from Rico Beats, Neptunes, Shawty Redd and others.
“Changing of the Guard” featuring Diddy sets the tone of the album and “Amen” featuring Kanye West and Young Jeezy ensures the potency. Tyler, The Creator spits bizarre rhymes on “Trouble on My Mind” followed by “What Dreams Are Made Of” with Pusha T rapping about money and clothes. This one is an instant favorite with the Nature Boy Ric Flair voice samples. “Obvious” and “Feeling Myself” featuring Kevin Cossum are two boastful tracks back to back about money, drugs and clothes.
Pusha T sounds like he’s more at home rapping over a Neptunes beat on “Raid” featuring 50 Cent & Pharrell. The album picks up more steam as Push raps about success and money making miracles on “My God”. “I Still Wanna” with Rick Ross and Ab Liva is about yearning to move weight regardless of the fame. The final track, “Alone in Vegas” is probably the most profound record as Pusha T spits, “Hasta la vista I’m stepping out the bleachers/ How the tide turns when the peoples now the teacher/ The game can’t grow by just following the leaders/ You got to be better than the ones who proceed ya.”
The French Montana features on “Body Work” featuring Meek Mill & Juicy J and “Everything That Glitters” tarnishes the experience of this album. Hell, anyone who’s affiliated with Waka Flocka Flame and nem lack lyrical skill. Hope and pray that Pusha T never calls French for features ever again. “Fear of God II: Let Us Pray” gets a Grimm Score of 3 out of 5.