Pusha T hopped on Japanese producer/DJ/streetwear icon Nigo’s latest track, “Hear Me Clearly.”
The track features a dusty drum groove and an unsettling loop of bell-like synths that sound offbeat over the occasional beat of a bass synth. As always, Pusha’s bars speak for themselves: “Kilogram kick-starter pushes a brick harder/Leave my elbow in the pot a la Vince Carter/Compared to two martyrs but I’m chasing bumps/Bosses meet for Hamachi on the back of Nobu.”
“Hear Me Clearly” will appear on Nigo’s upcoming album, I know Nigo, which is set to arrive on March 25 via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic. It follows previously released singles, “Want It Bad”, featuring Kid Cudi, and “Arya”, featuring A$AP Rocky. I know Nigo will also feature guest appearances from Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Ferg and Lil Uzi Vert, while Pharrell produced the LP with Nigo.
Nigo is best known as the founder of popular streetwear brand A Bathing Ape, and he is currently creative director of Kenzo. But on top of all his work in fashion, he’s pursued music over the years, serving as a DJ for Japanese hip-hop group Teriyaki Boyz and launching the (B)ape Sounds label.
As for Pusha T, “Hear Me Clearly” comes on the heels of his recent solo track, “Diet Coke,” which was produced by Kanye West and 88-Keys. The song is set to appear on the rapper’s follow-up to his 2018 album, Daytona.