Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tyler The Creator + Pusha-T "Trouble On My Mind" Video

The internet can be a truly beautiful place sometimes. Yes, it's also creepy and weird and has bred a world of stalker behavior (I see you) and over-sharing, but the right Wikipedia stumble or puppy-with-his-duck-friend video can turn around your whole day. This is an example of internet awesomeness.

Pusha-T formed Clipse with his brother Malice when he was just 15 years old, and together they released their first album to Elektra records when he was 20. More than a decade and four studio albums later, Pusha is now gearing up to release his first solo effort, and putting out mixtapes and working on collaborations in the meantime. Tyler, The Creator was 6 years old when Clipse's first album came out. Now 20 years old and with two records under his belt, Tyler has been on the cover of Billboard, NME, Wonderland and more – but fame hasn't changed his fan-boy love of Clipse.

A few months ago, Pusha-T and Tyler struck up a "convo" on twitter. Here's a look at some of those tweets:

 
 For all his horror-core lyrics and cocky-teen swagger, this is just d-gamn cute. And the result of all the above tweets is this song/video, which is one of my favorite favorite videos I've seen in a very long time. It's fun to imagine how hyped Tyler must have been throughout this whole experience, and Pusha really gets to let loose in his tube socks, too (without sacrificing his ever-present need to roll around in a sick whip (which I am not mad at, btw)). The song is solid, if not overwhelmingly slappable, but I think it was smart of them both to stick to what they're good at: even, driving, smart and witty rhymes.



I hope you enjoy this as much as I did... and I'd love to hear your thoughts on the song/vid/Tyler/etc!

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