Pusha T comes to Calgary on Jan. 29 [News]
Calgary, AB – The holiday season may be winding down, but we’ve got a pretty dope gift to share with all of our Calgary hip-hop heads – the gift of a Pusha T show in Calgary at The Marquee (4630 Macleod Trail S) on Jan. 29.
Our friends over at 10 at 10 Hip-Hop Showcase linked up with Two Towers to co-present this show for their new 10 at 10 Concert Series. Doors open at 9 p.m. Opening support for the evening will be provided by Jaynova, A.Y.E., Keston Ross, Gummi, and DJ Rico. This is pretty much the best seasonal gift that ever happened. Santa’s got nothing on the 10 at 10 and Two Towers fam. Check out event details after the jump.
Pusha dropped his debut My Name Is My Name album back on Oct. 8, and the Internet exploded. And it was – arguably – one of the best projects that happened in hip-hop this year. You may have caught King Push in Calgary in May 2013, when he co-toured with Fabolous for their Life Is So Exciting Tour. But general concensus for that tour was that Pusha didn’t get enough stage-time. And we were all left wanting more. Now that he’s rolling through on a solo tour, your Pusha-quota will finally get filled. Don’t sleep on those tickets, though. The show sold-out in 2013 and it’s expected to do the same in 2014.
The first batch of tickets are $39.95, and the second batch are $49.95. Meet-and-greet packages are also available for $150 (includes a general admission ticket, early VIP entry into the venue, exclusive meet-and-greet, a personal photograph with Push, an autographed copy of My Name Is My Name, a gnarly exclusive snapback, and more). You can purchase your tickets online via Ticketmaster, as well as at Next Level, Sol Optix, Zumiez, Legal Hustle Clothing, or from official Two Towers and 10 at 10 reps.
And for more HHC news on all things Pusha T, make sure you peep the interview that @KassKills did with him in Vancouver last year, as well as our show reviews from Calgary and Saskatoon. And for more information on the upcoming show, head over to the event’s official Facebook page.
About Pusha T
It’s stunning and a bit unbelievable that the coldest former Clipse took this long to make a solo album — Pusha’s mixtapes and guest verses had abounded since his acclaimed group dropped Til the Casket Drops in 2009, and he’d become so stalwart and reliable a rapper that you half-expected him to just show up on G.O.O.D. Music collabo tracks for the rest of his life and call it a day. But My Name Is My Name rose up from the cut and displayed the white-hot fire of yore, the reason Clipse fans practically bashed in Jive’s front door with a log, Gaston-style, when the label notoriously withheld 2006′s Hell Hath No Fury. Never mind that the production-and-features roster is a best-of-the-decade celebration (Kanye, Future, 2 Chainz, HudMo, Kendrick, and Jeezy). Push is in fighting form, incorporating a mature point of view on his past while rapping with the confidence of a man who knows the game is his to lose. Pusha T, putting the “eughk” back in conscious rap.