Pusha T’s King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude became available for purchase and streaming today (December 18).

The album from the G.O.O.D. Music president consists of 10 tracks and has appearances from The-Dream, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Ab-Liva, Beanie Sigel, Kehlani and Jill Scott.

Production comes from Q-Tip, Kanye West and J. Cole.

This album precedes the April release of King Push.

Stream King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude below:

(This article was last updated on December 11, 2015 and is as follows.)

Pusha T’s King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

The project, slated for a December 18 release, is set to have 10 tracks and include features from The-Dream, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Ab-Liva, Beanie Sigel, Kehlani and Jill Scott.

Q-Tip produced “F.I.F.A.” and Kanye West and J. Cole teamed up on the beat for “M.P.A.”

This album precedes the April release of King Push.

The King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude tracklist is below:

  1. Intro
  2. Untouchable
  3. M.F.T.R. (feat. The-Dream)
  4. Crutches, Crosses, Caskets
  5. M.P.A. (feat. Kanye West, A$AP Rocky & The-Dream)
  6. Got Em Covered (feat. Ab-Liva)
  7. Keep Dealing (feat. Beanie Sigel)
  8. Retribution (feat. Kehlani)
  9. F.I.F.A.
  10. Sunshine (feat. Jill Scott)

(This article was last updated on December 8, 2015 and is as follows.)

Def Jam Recordings posted the cover art for Pusha T’s King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude on its Instagram account today (December 8). 

December 18 is included in the caption accompanying the photo, suggesting that the the G.O.O.D. Music project is still slated for a December 18 release date.

The cover art for Pusha T’sKing Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude is as follows:

? Official art to @kingpush's #DarkestBeforeDawn. ?: @fabienmontique #DEC18TH #Donda #GOODMusic ?

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Pusha T will release his Darkest Before Dawn album December 18, according to Noisey.

“I’ve been recording so much—I didn’t want to break up that body of work,” the Virginia Beach, Virginia rapper says in reference to his long-delayed King Push album. “I feel like I had the producers doing things that they weren’t usually known for, a little out of their wheelhouse. I wanted to give the fans that body of work. That’s the music I love, and that’s the music that my fans love from me. Instead of having those moments throughout King Push, let’s just separate the game.”

Darkest Before Dawn producers include Kanye West, Puff Daddy, Timbaland, Q-Tip, Baauer, and Nashiem Myrick, the Noisey story says.

Earlier this month, Pusha T was announced as G.O.O.D. Music President, a title he says won’t impact his own work.

“Music isn’t a pressure thing for me,” he said at the time. “It never has been. I’ve never been solely dependent on [my music], so I’ve always had the luxury of taking my time and really putting things together. So when I drop, it’s always an event.”

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