pusha t

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Real Name

Terrence LeVarr Thornton

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Born

New York City, New York, USA

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Record Label

G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam, Re-Up

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Who

Pusha T first found fame as half of hip-hop duo Clipse, alongside his brother, fellow rapper No Malice. The pair founded Re-Up records together and after a string of acclaimed releases the brothers announced an indefinite hiatus to work on their solo ventures.

Pusha signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label in 2010 and appeared on Kanye’s “Runaway.”

Since then, Pusha has established himself as a rap kingpin for his use of stylish wordplay, and of course, long-standing beef with Lil Wayne and Canadian rapper Drake.

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What is Pusha T's net worth?

Pusha T is estimated to be worth around $15 million.

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What are Pusha T's diss tracks?

Pusha T has a handful of diss tracks, most of which are aimed at Canadian rapper Drake.

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What was Pusha T's first song?

Pusha T’s first solo song was 2011’s “My God.”

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1997

Shortly after forming Clipse, Pusha T and his brother, with thanks to Pharrell Williams, secure a contract with Elektra Records.

They fully recorded their debut album, Exclusive Audio Footage, but with their first single a flop, the duo is dropped from the label and the album is cancelled.

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2001

Clipse signs with Pharrell’s Artista records. Their debut single “Grindin’” is a hit.

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2002

Clipse drop their commercial debut album, Lord Willin’, which debuts at number one on the Billboard R&B charts.

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2003

Clipse begin work on their second album Hell Hath No Fury but with a larger label merger on the way the duo become increasingly frustrated with the process and sue the label.

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2004

In response to label troubles, Pusha and his brother set up their own label Re-Up.

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2009

The pair release album Til the Casket Drops via Columbia records – but don’t see commercial success. The brothers announce an indefinite hiatus to focus on their solo projects.

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2010

Pusha T signs with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. He makes his first appearance on Kanye’s “Runaway.”

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2011

Pusha drops his first solo project, a mixtape titled Fear of God, and signs a solo record deal with Def Jam. The mixtape features big names like Kanye, 50 Cent, Rick Ross and Pharrell Williams.

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2012

Pusha’s beef with Lil Wayne and Drake begins. He releases “Exodus 23:1” featuring The-Dream amid speculation it was intended as a diss track aimed at Drake and Lil Wayne.

Lil Wayne retaliates with his own diss that Pusha brands as “horrible.”

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2013

Pusha T releases his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name to universal acclaim.

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2015

Pusha is appointed president of G.O.O.D. Music – taking over from founder Kanye West.

Pusha releases album King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, as a prelude to the hotly anticipated King Push.

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2018

Pusha T announces over Twitter that King Push is finally ready for release, but he has renamed it Daytona. The album quickly garners controversy with Kanye West spending $85,000 to acquire the cover art – a photo of Whitney Houston’s drug-filled bathroom. The tracks are released to critical acclaim.

Drake responds to track “Infrared” which address rumors his songs had been ghostwritten, with his own diss “Duppy Freestyle.” With the song earning mass media attention, Pusha retaliates with “The Song of Adidon” based on allegations that Drake is secretly the father of adult film star Sophie Brussaux’s newborn child.

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2021

Pusha T features on a version of Kanye West’s Donda.

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2022

Pusha T releases It’s Almost Dry.

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