Pusha T Devours a Kanye West Beat on “Lunch Money”

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 11.18.14 in News

This lunch must cost more than ours. Earlier today, an online cache confirms, a new Pusha T song titled “Lunch Money” surfaced on the Google Play store. The original link no longer works, but it’s produced by Kanye West, according to Funkmaster Flex, who got hold of the track. And it’s a welcome, decadent surprise to find at the bottom of the lunchbox: Pusha T sneers mercilessly at the competition, declaring himself “the only dope boy quotable,” as West’s instrumental percolates like sci-fi bong hits and video-game bird whistles. “If the crown ain’t mine, tell me who am I behind?” sniffs the My Name is My Name MC, between references ranging from Nintendo’s Contra to Bobby Brown and New Edition. By the end, the backing has briefly taken on a ’60s soul lope. Bon appetit.

Listen to a slightly glitchy version below or scroll down for Flex’s tagged-up track.