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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Rick Ross and Kanye West.
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Infrared
The game's fucked up Niggas beats is banging Nigga, ya hooks did it The lyric pennin' equal the Trumps winnin' The bigger question is how the... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    Another rare instance of an artist coming up with a classic a decade after what seemed like the peak of his career (Clipse’s Hell Hath No Fury), and the only thing that could’ve made it better was if he pre-released “Infrared” so that Drake could’ve responded and we could’ve had an album with “The Story of Adidon” on it.
  2. 91
    While DAYTONA could easily have been Pusha-T’s victory lap, it only builds on the heft of his weighty legacy.
  3. May 25, 2018
    90
    While ‘My Name Is My Name’ was a great album, this is a masterclass in design: in contrast to the 20+ track albums of this streaming era, Kanye’s ruthless editing ensures every song, every bar and every sample have purpose.
  4. May 29, 2018
    80
    In many ways, Daytona replicates Jay-Z and No I.D.'s 2017 rap highlight 4:44: two older men who simply practice their craft, their legacies already secure.
  5. Jun 21, 2018
    80
    This is not the King Push we were led to expect, but it is a quality record in its own right.
  6. Jun 6, 2018
    80
    Despite the hardcore gangsta rap nature of the album, the hooks are surprisingly unapologetic in their hookiness.
  7. May 29, 2018
    60
    Brevity sharpens the ex-Clipse rapper’s focus, though: rarely has he sounded as urgent, even with his signature laconic tempo, as he does on bravura opener If You Know You Know; or as authoritative as on Santeria, which packs three different movements into under three minutes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59
  1. May 25, 2018
    10
    The perfect example for ‘QUALITY OVER QUANTITY ALBUM’.
    This is pure poetry on extra fire beats.
    Perfect raps, perfect beats, perfect
    The perfect example for ‘QUALITY OVER QUANTITY ALBUM’.
    This is pure poetry on extra fire beats.
    Perfect raps, perfect beats, perfect samples, perfect mixing. Just PERFECT.
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  2. May 28, 2018
    10
    This is an absolute perfection. Here I am on my 8th listen in a row. Album of the year for me.
    impeccable production and Pusha T always comes
    This is an absolute perfection. Here I am on my 8th listen in a row. Album of the year for me.
    impeccable production and Pusha T always comes through with the lyrics. For now, this is most definitely THE album of the year.
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  3. Jul 1, 2018
    10
    great album no fillers no skits no single. just straight to the point. you gotta love an album that has 7 songs and all 7 are good. the firstgreat album no fillers no skits no single. just straight to the point. you gotta love an album that has 7 songs and all 7 are good. the first thing I thought when I heard it was 7 songs I was like it better be 7 good ass songs. and what do you know it was. wish everyone had an a&r like push. to tell them to cut the fat out just straight meat. Expand
  4. Jul 6, 2018
    9
    Buen album de Pusha T. La produccion de Kanye en esto es brillante, me gusta la ambientacion oscura del album y la portada ayuda en esoBuen album de Pusha T. La produccion de Kanye en esto es brillante, me gusta la ambientacion oscura del album y la portada ayuda en eso tambien. Me gustaron todos los temas pero "If You Know, You Know" no me termina de convencer del todo, por lo demas, excelente album Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2018
    9
    On this album, Pusha T sounds as hungry as a young artist trying to make a statement with his first album. I have no favorite song becauseOn this album, Pusha T sounds as hungry as a young artist trying to make a statement with his first album. I have no favorite song because every song is amazing. He cemented himself in history as part of Clipse and now, he's done it as a solo artist. All killer no filler. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2019
    9
    One of the best albums of 2018, a project with nearly perfect production and incredible rapping. The only downside to this album wasOne of the best albums of 2018, a project with nearly perfect production and incredible rapping. The only downside to this album was surprisingly the Rick Ross feature, which was still decent. Expand
  7. May 25, 2018
    0
    Terrible album. Worst one he ever put out! My ears hurt! The songs have no life and sound like fillers.

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