We were initially given a preview of Kanye and Pusha T’s “New God Flow” at the BET Awards over the weekend, but only a segment of Kanye’s closing (which takes up about half the track) verse. Even though Kanye eventually becomes the focus, Pusha sets the tone aggressively in the opening two verses over a bouncy piano line with a heavy thudded out snare, and he has pretty much has one thesis: the only thing above him and his benefactor Ye is God himself. Yeezy packs in a dense verse, touching on several subjects other than luxury goods over a fluctuating beat, and ends it in a military chant shamelessly promoting G.O.O.D Music. The interesting thing about these G.O.O.D Music tracks is that even though Cruel Summer is meant to be a collective album, in the end the shine is really always on Kanye. Even when someone like Pusha or 2 Chainz drops a monstrous verse, Yeezy always finds a way to steal the spotlight through a change in the production for his segment, or by saying something so outlandish that it’s all you remember. Huh?!
G.O.O.D. MUSIC (KANYE WEST & PUSHA T) “NEW GOD FLOW”