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“Neck & Wrist” By Pusha T And JAY-Z Strikes Listeners

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Neck & Wrist By Pusha T And JAY-Z Strikes Listeners. Image source: Sterling Ruby/Def Jam/Good Music/Umg.

Pusha T officially announces the release of his new album on Wednesday (Apr 6). Moreover, its singles are already catching steam.

Pusha T’s Album

The hip-hop MC gives the scoop on Twitter, revealing the new project “It’s Almost Dry” alongside the “Neck & Wrist” single featuring JAY-Z.   

“Album title: I.T.’S ALMOST DRY,” he tweets. “Phase one of the tour coming to a city near you… TIX GO ON SALE FRIDAY 4/8.”

Great anticipation awaits Pusha T’s upcoming album. The Virginia Beach native’s last release was “Daytona” in 2018. Therefore, the “Neck & Wrist” single featuring JAY-Z and Pharrell Williams is a sneak peek into the album. The single is currently trending at No. 13 on YouTube. 

Jay-Z’s Backstory

Conversation surrounds the song as JAY-Z addresses one of the most controversial topics of all hip-hop. Since the passing of The Notorious B.I.G., fans have speculated that Hov would not be as infamous if he were still alive.

However, during his verse, the hip-hop mogul shares that he wouldn’t believe that he had made it thus far either. JAY-Z went from the streets to the elite. Still, he’s here. 

“They like, ‘If BIG was alive, Hov wouldn’t be in his position,” he raps. “If BIG had survived, y’all would have got The Commission’/Hov was gon’ always be Hov/It ’twas the universe will ’cause Allah said so, and now I’m here.”

The Commission was a supergroup that included Biggie Smalls, JAY-Z, Diddy, Lil’ Cease, Lance’ Un’ Rivera, and Charli Baltimore. Unfortunately, the group was short-lived due to Biggie’s demise. However, Biggie released “Whatchu Want,” featuring JAY-Z and Diddy, in 1996. 

Defending Hov

Notable hip-hop figures express their perspective on social media, defending Hov’s success. The record executive Punch admits that he finds it challenging to listen to amateur rap after hearing the bars of Jay-Z.

“Jay Z is THE G.O.A.T.,” he writes. “Not A Goat but THE G.O.A.T…. I can’t listen to this man’s verses and then listen to what’s going on currently and say it’s good. Celebrating mediocrity stops right now.”

In addition, Jermaine Dupri, owner of So So Def record label, was left mind-blown after listening to the Brooklyn native’s verse. Then Hov’s long-time friend and engineer Young Guru tweets, “H.O.V. was always gonna be H.O.V.!” 

https://twitter.com/Young_Guru/status/1511558530976784384?s=20&t=p1KJSCcEgBOWw3pQkVySMA

In addition, Pusha provides his upcoming tour dates. The “It’s Almost Dry” tour begins in Seattle on May 29 and ends in Philadelphia on June 23. In addition, he is touching down in major cities across the nation, including Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta. 

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Samaria Fuqua

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