Pusha T has delivered the first single from his DAYTONA follow-up. Titled “Diet Coke,” the track arrived at midnight EST on Tuesday (February 8), bringing the long wait for new King Push music to an end.
Aside from 2019’s “Sociopath” featuring Kash Doll, “Coming Home” with Lauryn Hill and the 2020 Black Thought single “Good Morning,” Pusha T has been relatively quiet over the last four years — but that has changed.
The former Clipse rapper announced the single’s impending arrival via Twitter on Monday (February 7) using the single art for the track. “Diet Coke” arrives just hours after manager Steven Victor teased a black-and-white video clip of “Diet Coke” featuring Kanye West on Instagram. According to FakeShoreDrive, the track is produced by Kanye West and 88-Keys.
“DIET COKE” 12AM EST… pic.twitter.com/zY1xZG7ZCF
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) February 7, 2022
Pusha T’s upcoming album — rumored to be titled It’s Not Dry Yet — is reportedly produced entirely by Kanye West and The Neptunes. And King Push is confident it will blow away the competition.
“The album of the muthafuckin’ year is coming,” King P told Complex last month. “A Pusha album takes a long time … but when it comes together, ain’t nothing fucking with it. I’m on some one thousand percent rap superhero shit. You know me, I have to reinvent myself. I just have to reinvent my greatness.”
The forthcoming project serves as the follow-up to 2018’s DAYTONA but a release date has yet to be announced. Until then, listen to “Diet Coke” below.
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