On the eve of the release of his album Darkest Before Dawn, Pusha T links up with Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and The-Dream for “M.P.A.”
The track, produced by J. Cole and West, opens with some casual crooning from The-Dream. “I see the strangest things, the evil that money brings / I swear it’s like a disease that goes round and round and round like sirens,” he sings, giving way to a buried piano sample accented by the shake of a tambourine and taps on a hi-hat.
Rocky and West take chorus duties on the track, singing, “Money, pussy, alcohol / You n***as pussy after all / Money, pussy, alcohol / You n***as pussy, not at all.”
The G.O.O.D. Music president takes on girls who chase after baseball players. “Shout out my bitches f**king baseball n***as / That dress like ‘Bamas with guaranteed contracts / Yeah, I see your vision, sick of prison visits / Now the major league’s where you’re fishing / You young and hot, so why not?”
Darkest Before Dawn serves as the prelude to Pusha’s next album, King Push, and features additional appearances from Beanie Sigel, Kehlani, and Jill Scott.