Last updated on August 15th, 2023 at 01:47 am
Facts About Pusha T
|46 Years Old
|Hip Hop Artist
|Place Of Birth
|The Bronx, New York City
|Virginia Beach, Virginia
|Best Known For
|his feud his Canadian rapper Drake
|22 July 2018
|5 ft 11 in
One of the popular American rappers is Terrence LeVarr Thornton. He is known by the stage name Pusha T. He is also a record executive. He earned recognition after forming a hip-hop duo, Clipse, with his brother Gene Thornton. Clipse released their first commercial album Lord Willin' in August 2002. Pusha T and his brother formed a record label imprint, Re-Up Records and formed a group Re-Up Gang with Ab-Liva and Sandman. He released his debut solo album titled My Name is My Name in 2013. Previously, his first solo album was a mixtape titled Fear of God, released in 2011. Pusha T has worked with Kelis, Nivea, Pharrell Williams, Slim Thug, Kanya West, Tyler, The Creator, Pixie Lott, The-Dream, Future, and several other rappers. He is the present president of GOOD Music.
Gossips and Rumors
Pusha T experienced bad times in Toronto, Canada, home of Drake. Almost three people present in the Pusha T concert suffered minor injuries, while the Pusha T performance turned into an onstage brawl. It all started when the audiences started throwing drinks on the stage during the performance. Few even tried to get up to the stage and attack Pusha T. He went backstage until the situation was handled by the security. Pusha T resumed his performance and accused Drake of paying some of the audiences to throw beer at him.
The Drake and Pusha T feud has continued over many years. They two have insulted and dissed each other several times on their songs.
Best Known for
- His feud his Canadian rapper Drake and American rapper Lil Wayne.
- Stage name Pusha T is an American Rapper
Early Life of Pusha T
The full name of Pusha T is Terrene LeVarr Thornton. He was born on 13 May 1977. His birthplace is The Bronx, New York City in the United States. He holds American nationality. His horoscope is Taurus. He has a brother named Gene Thornton. They both grew up in Virginia Beach. They both used to sell drugs during their teenage. His brother Gene was kicked out of their home when his parents found out that he was selling drugs. Later in 1992, Pusha T and his brother formed a group, Clipse, to pursue a career in hip-hop.
Career of Pusha T
- In 1997, Pharrell Williams, fellow Virginian and record producer, helped the Clipse to sign a record contract with Elektra Records. They started working for their debut album titled Exclusive Audio Footage.
- Their first single "The Funeral" became commercially flop that led to dropping their album release plan. Their contract was dropped as well.
- Pusha T appeared on Kelis' "Good Stuff" and Nivea's "Run Away (I Wanna Be With U)".
- In 2001, Pharrell Williams signed the brothers to Arista Records.
- Clipse released their debut album Lord Willin' in August 2002, which included hits like "Grindin" and "When the Last Time".
- Clipse began working for their second album titled Hell Hath No Fury in 2003. However, the dispute with the record label delayed their album production.
- In 2004, Pusha T and his brothers started their own record label imprint named Re-Up Records and formed a hip-hop group named Re-Up Gang. They included Ab-Liva and Sandman in their newly formed group.
- Clipse released their second album, Hell Nath No Fury in November 2006. Two singles from the album "Mr. Me Too" feat. Pharrell Williams and "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" feat Slim Thug achieved success. The album was rated "XXL" by hip-hop magazine XXL, becoming one of the five albums to receive that honor at the time.
- Clipse released the follow-up to their second album Hell Nath No Fury titled Til the Casket Drops in December 2009.
- Pusha T signed a record deal with Good Music in September 2010 and released his solo project, a mixtape titled Fear of God in March 2011.
- He released his debut EP titled Fear of God II: Let Us Pray in November 2011, which included 12 tracks. The EP entered number 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number eight on Billboard's Top Rap Albums.
- In 2011, Pusha T appeared as a henchman for Urban Caribbean League on the second season of the HBO series How to Make It in America.
- In January 2013, Pusha T released his mixtape titled Wrath of Caine.
- In October 2013, following several delays, his debut solo debut album titled My Name is My Name was released. The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200.
- In November 2015, Kanya West appointed Pusha T president of GOOD Music.
- Before releasing his pre-announced second solo album titled King Push, Pusha T released another album titled Darkest Before Dawn in December 2015.
- In May 2018, Pusha T announced via Twitter that he changed his pre-announced album title from King Push to Daytona. The cover art of the album caused controversy when Kanya West spent %85,000 to acquire the cover art, a photo of Whitney Houston's drug-filled bathroom.
Controversies of Pusha T
Pusha T is not in good terms with American rappers Lil Wayne and Canadian rapper Drake. The tension between them had been going on for years. Their cold war can be witnessed in their songs targeted at each other. They never backed down dissing each other now and then. Lil Wayne felt the Clipse song "Mr. Me Too" was directed to him. Furthermore, Lil Wayne expressed his fury via twitter following the release of Pusha T's "Exodus 23:1". Lil Wayne dissed Pusha T with his song "Goulish". Drake called Pusha T a "bench player acting like a starter". Pusha T dissed Drake on the song "H.G.T.V.". Drake replied Pusha T on a diss track "Two Birds, One Stone". Pusha T again dissed Wayne and Birdman through his sing "Mad Fo". Pusha T did not back down and released "Infrared", where he accused Drake of using a ghostwriter. In return, Drake insulted Pusha T and Kanya West on his track "Duppy Freestyle". Pusha T encountered with "The Story of Addidon" release.
Personal Life of Pusha T
Pusha T is married to Virginia Williams. They got married on 22 July 2018 at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach in Virginia. They dated for a long time before tying a knot to each other. Pharrell Williams stood next to Pusha T as his best man. Another American rapper Kanya West, and his wife Kim Kardashian also attended his wedding ceremony.
Body Featuresof Pusha T
Pusha T stands five feet and eleven inches tall. He has a body weight of 165 lbs. He has a dark brown colored eye.
Net Worth of Pusha T
As of 2018, the net worth of American rapper Pusha T is estimated at around $15 million.
Trivias About Pusha T You Need To Know.
- Before starting a solo career, he began his career forming a duo, Clipse with his brother Gene "No Malice" Thornton.
- Clipse first attempt to release their debut album, Exclusive Audio Footage was canceled after their first single "The Funeral" became flop.
- Following the release of Pusha T's "My God", American hip hop recording artist Dexter Raymond Mills Jr., popular by name Consequence accused Pusha T of stealing his flow and lyrics from his song that Pusha T was supposed to appear on, titled "The Last Supper".