A week before his new album Darkest Before Dawn arrives, Pusha T has released the third song from the project, “Crutches, Crosses, Caskets.”
Over a wheezing beat produced by Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Ke’noe, and Mario Winans, the G.O.O.D. Music president goes in on young rappers skating by on less-than-stellar skills. “Rappers is victimized at an all-time high / But not I, you pop ni**as thought I let it fly,” he raps. “In ya thousand dollar joggers as you rhyme about ya dollars / Is there shame when a platinum rapper’s mother lives in squalor?”
“CCC” follows the Timbaland-produced “Untouchable” and “M.F.T.R.” featuring The-Dream. In addition to releasing another teaser, the Clipse member also revealed the tracklisting, which touts collaborations from Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, Beanie Sigel, Ab-Liva, and Jill Scott.
Darkest Before Dawn arrives Dec. 18 via Def Jam/G.O.O.D. Music, and serves as the companion piece to King Push, releasing in April.
Darkest Before Dawn Tracklisting
3. “M.F.T.R.” feat. The-Dream
4. “Crutches, Crosses, Caskets”
5. “M.P.A.” feat. Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, & The-Dream
6. “Got Em Covered” feat. Ab-Liva
7. “Keep Dealing” feat. Beanie Sigel
8. “Retribution” feat. Kehlani
10. “Sunshine” feat. Jill Scott