Virginia rapper Pusha T, championed early in his career by Kanye West, plays the Showbox on Friday, March 4.
Pusha T, the smooth-voiced rapper whose victorious lyrics flourish over dark, moody beats, will supply his cautionary-yet-grandiose music to an all-ages audience Friday (March 4) at the Showbox.
The Bronx native gained major recognition in the Virginia Beach, Va., duo Clipse, formed in 1992, and earned fame in 2010 after signing to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, an affiliate of Def Jam. In 2015 he was appointed president of the label after West stepped down.
Over the course of his career at GOOD, Pusha T released two full-length records, including 2015’s “King Push — Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude,” and has been a featured MC on hits such as West’s nightmarish “Runaway” from the album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”
Pusha T’s popular 2012 music video “Exodus 23:1” garnered more than 8 million hits. It features a swelling beat over which the rapper moves between ideas of death, security and revenge. The song highlights Pusha T’s signature swagger and coarse language.
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Opening Friday’s show is 20-year-old Chicago rapper Herbo, who has appeared on tracks with Joey Bada$$, Lil Bibby and Metro Boomin.
8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Showbox, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $35-$38 (206-628-3151 or showboxpresents.com).