Although “Hard Piano,” was hit or miss, the proceeding track, “Come Back Baby,” is a personal favorite off the album. The beat features Kanye West production reminiscent of “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” The comparison is due to the use of a long sample with minimum distortion which really becomes the core of the track, as a matter of fact the chorus of the song is entirely a sample of George Jackson’s “I Can’t Do Without You.” Lyrically Pusha T is stunting; spouting numbers, name dropping, and getting in listeners face about how he sees his position in the rap game. He doesn’t want to be the best rapper to ever have moved weight; he wants to be the best dealer to ever rap. The verses off this song are among the most self-assured on the whole album:
"Who else got the luxury to drop when he want
'Cause nobody else can f**k with me?
What a showoff
Ni**a wrist for wrist let's have a glow off
F**k it, brick for brick let's have a blow off"
The fifth song on the album, “Santeria,” is Pusha T’s closest thing to a Latin chart-topper. Over a crisp sample of “Drugs,” by Lil Kim, Pusha T sporadically raps about topics ranging from the Kremlin to Rottweilers to Malcolm X. This variety of topics combined with amusing wordplay and imagery make for extremely engaging and interesting verses. The aforementioned latin flare is subtly audible in the instrumental but is extremely obvious in the chorus, sung by 070 Shake, a new G.O.O.D music talent who delivers the hook entirely in Spanish. Overall the track is a unique gem in Pusha T’s discography and one of my favorites off the album.
“What Would Meek Do?” Amidst Meek Mill’s legal troubles, this song proposed a valid question. The sixth track off the album features Kanye West, no surprise considering his immense presence on the project. This track is a fun one for fans with many references to West and Pusha T’s lives and chemistry to spare. Both West and Push discuss what they do in the face of hate and disapproval, drawing a parallel between themselves and Meek Mill, hence the title. Pusha T says he pays haters no mind, or in his words:
"Angel on my shoulder, 'What should we do?'
Devil on the other, "What would Meek do?"
Pop a wheelie, tell the judge to Akinyele
Middle fingers out the Ghost, screamin' Makaveli"
West on the other hand says he just shrugs off the haters and trolls them for his own entertainment. Overall the track has a unique format and is very entertaining but all it needs to solidify it as a great cut is the opening line, with West posing a question and Pusha T responding with a Chapelle show reference 12 years after the fact:
"Ni**as talkin' shit, Push
How do you respond?
I'm top five and all of them Dylan"