Pusha T led the charge for the series of excellent Kanye West produced records these past few months (including his own ye, the Kid Cudi collaboration KIDS SEE GHOSTS, and Nas’s Nasir) with the spectacular Daytona in May. Today, he unveiled a police-stop themed music video for the record’s opener “If You Know You Know,” a clip full to the brim with his characteristic bravado.
The video, directed by Shomi Patwary, opens with the rapper cruising down a desert road in a gorgeous white Ferrari convertible, until the beat kicks in as a police car starts flashing lights behind the rapper. Pusha is pulled over and ordered out of his vehicle without incident, but the police seem to remain on-edge, with anger-distorted faces.
More officers begin to circle the G.O.O.D. Music president, accompanied by red-eyed K-9 dogs snarling at the rapper. Despite the apparent chaos, Pusha T remains calm and collected, fingers interlocked behind his head. The result of the standoff isn’t shown on camera, but Pusha T’s car is seen ominously sans driver when the sun starts to rise hours later.
Along with the new music video, the rapper has announced a US tour running throughout August, with an additional date in October in Oakland. The 13-date stint includes dates with support from G.O.O.D. Music signees Valee and Sheck Wes.
Check out the video and the tour dates below.
Pusha-T 2018 Tour Dates
08/03: St Louis, MO – The Pageant
08/06: Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall ^#
08/07: Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live ^#
08/08: Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago ^#
08/09: Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s ^#
08/10: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
08/12: Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
08/22: North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues Myrtle Beach ^
08/23: Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore ^
08/25: Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
08/27: San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
08/28: Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas
09/01: Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
10/13: Oakland, CA – Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
^ with Valee
# with Sheck Wes
Photo Credit: Marisa Rose Ficara