Pusha T bodies HBO’s Succession theme song because that’s what he does.
The song had already been remixed and turned into a viral sensation by fans but when the time came for an official remix, the song’s composer Nicholas Britell only had eyes for Push.
“There was only one person on the list of people to reach out to. Of course it had to be Pusha. There was no backup, there was no plan B,” Britell told Vulture. “Pusha’s voice is like a missile!”
Pusha says he caught up on Succession’s first season and then Britell pitched him the remix.
“he greed, the resentment, the idea anybody is basically disposable — that’s a gangsta movie type of quality. On Succession, it’s involving family, it’s like, Whoa! It’s a bit more shocking,” Pusha says. “And so that’s what made the writing process fun, because I could use all of the street, gangster rap nuances and qualities and energy and incorporate it into the theme of the music. It was really just a dope exercise, honestly.”
Listen to “Puppets” below.