The hip-hop landscape may as well be a barren desert in Pusha T’s eyes.
The GOOD Music boss (a.k.a. El presidenté, a.k.a. Blowbama) has aired out his grievances with the rap game on “H.G.T.V.,” produced by Mike Will Made-It. The blistering cut clocks in at just over two minutes, but Pusha makes the most of his time with hard-hitting bars aimed at those who’ve failed to top him. He also defends his GOOD signee Desiigner, advising, “Don’t listen to ’em, Desiigner / The same rappers talkin’ next year will be Uber drivers.”
Most notably, though, the track may take aim at Pusha’s longtime nemesis, Drake. “It’s too far gone when the realest ain’t real / I walk amongst the clouds, so your ceilings ain’t real,” he raps, possibly alluding to Drake’s mixtape So Far Gone, as well as Lil Wayne's No Ceilings. Push continues, “These n****s Call of Duty ’cause they killings ain’t real / With a questionable pen so the feeling ain’t real,” which sounds like a reference to Drizzy’s ghostwriting allegations.
The track’s trippy, Yung-Jake–directed video is shot in black and white and entirely in portrait orientation, so you may want to view this one on your phone.
“H.G.T.V.” follows the Jay Z–featuring “Drug Dealers Anonymous” as the supposed next cut from Pusha’s long-awaited album King Push. He also recently teamed up with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo on a sprightly, upbeat jam, if that’s more up your alley.