Review Summary: A solid improvement for Pusha T6 of 6 thought this review was well written
Pusha T, like a lot of rappers these days, suffers from not really knowing what he’s good at. Placing the blame on Pusha T for his inability to pinpoint his best features is fairly accurate because, you see, it’s almost all his fault. After all, Pusha T makes his own form of art, rap music; it’s up to him if he wants to stand out or just follow current trends in rap. Unfortunately Pusha doesn’t know what is best for him.
On Wrath of Cain
, it is clear that Pusha T is not quite as versatile as he makes himself out to be. Don’t misunderstand me, Pusha T does attempt to become a more versatile rapper, he adds catchier choruses, uses better beats and increases his lyricism. With this mixtape you can hear Pusha T’s “Cog Wheels of Versatility” begin to churn. It would not be wise to slander Pusha T for his similar style on song to song, versatility is a fairly new concept to Pusha. Pusha’s was confined to a small sound on previous work with groups like, Clipse and the Re-up Gang, rapping solely about dealing drugs and being violent. This new change in sound is something that Pusha T needs and is very welcomed.
With his last two releases it seemed as if Pusha tried to emulate rapper Rick Ross. Pusha spit predictable lyrics and the beats that were used were very similar to ones Ross would use. His style was very laid out and expected. The way his songs were preformed made it seem like he was just trying to revive his career and connect with a modern audiences with no originality.
Wrath of Caine
is much better than its predecessors, because it sees Pusha attempting to add more flavor and imagination into his previously stale sound. On this mixtape, Pusha T uses Old Testament religious imagery, and makes it more modern and much more dangerous. Pusha attempts, and succeeds, to revive his relevancy and even captures elements of Clipse’s sound, making it more modern. Although many of Pusha’s flaws that were on his previous solo releases are still here, he makes up for them with his calculated flow and beat choice. Wrath of Caine
shows, Pusha unable to find his creative sweet spot and that he wants to improve his sound which is worthy of praise.