Keep Dealing

Album: King Push - Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This track features the first Beanie Sigel guest verse since the Philly rapper recovered from injuries sustained from a shooting in December of 2014.

    Speaking about recruiting Sigel for this collection of crack tales, a beaming Pusha told Billboard magazine. "There's just certain rappers that I hold to a very high writing level, like super high literary pen level, and he's definitely been one of them [to me] ever since he came in the game."
  • The track showcases a different more whispery tenor in Sigel's voice. "This my new voice," Sigel said on a Rap Radar Podcast speaking with a slightly different texture. "Y'all gotta get used to it. Since the accident, my voice got raspy."

    The Philly rapper added that he has to work around the long-term effects of his injury. "A piece of one of my lungs is missing significantly," he said. "My voice. I don't got the wind like I used to. That breath control. I gotta punch in now. Before I got 1000 bars, one take. I gotta take a breaths every now and then."
  • Pusha compared Sigel's whispery 16 bars to Kanye West's 2004 debut hit " Through The Wire" which was recorded while his mouth was wired shut following a car accident. "The whole process of it reminded me 'Through the Wire,'" Pusha told Complex. "The writing was so good, I was like, 'Ain't no way that I'm gonna take this literature off the album.'"
  • Sigel: "The song is about taking a loss and bouncing back. Always keeping something in the ceiling."

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