The Games We Play

Album: Daytona (2018)
Charted: 100


  • This is a track from Daytona, an album that is named after the Rolex Daytona wristwatch. The luxury item is referenced in order to show the care and attention that Pusha T and his producer Kanye West put into the record. This song, which samples Booker T. Averheart's "Heart 'N Soul" is a case in point. Pusha T explained to Billboard:

    "What you should get from me when you get a project is the actual luxury. Like, you should know that that producer and that rapper had taken their time. They took their time. You should hear the time. You should hear in those joints that 'The Games We Play' was actual sample 647. Like this is 647, you know? And you should know that."
  • A typical Pusha T drug-laden rap, his braggadocios bars on this song celebrate his wealth and success. Pusha told Hot 97 this is one of his favorite Daytona tracks. He explained:

    "I feel like, it really harnesses the energy of the nightlife and the street-life and that competitive club spirit. It's car music to me. It's pull-up in front of the club, hop out and flex, go crazy."


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