Pusha Preme – Red Oktober (Album/Review)

FEATURES: Jafarlee, Bruce Wayne, Big Jayoh, Jay Browne, AD the Artist, Kashvilli, Michaela Paladio, Quintin Cambridge, _Indie.Indigo & DavionThe God
ENGINEERED: Grand Bay Recording Studios
STREAM via: Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

The Tampa myth has finally returned to the CitrusRap pages. Eleven tracks of sheer rhythmic mayhem, with an elegant overtone. Red Oktober is an addition to the warfare that Pusha Preme has initiated. The sequel to his critically acclaimed album, Before I Say, I Do, released last fall. Red Oktober is an album fueled by pure emotion. The Tampa artist continues to give us something to stir up this year’s musical debate. Adding fuel to the fire that he ignited in April, with the release of his charting single, “Sick Of These Games” featuring Quintin Cambridge and _Indie.Indigo. Tossing everyone off of the FL rap thrown that he’s claimed. Completely lifting the bar for the rest of the musical community.

The introduction to Red Oktober is a straight up gut check to the soul called “heavenlyFATHER”. Perfectly titled, of course. It features a powerful piano filled, ballad instrumental, that Pusha Preme manipulates flawlessly with his ever changing melodies, gear shifting flows and throwing a hay-maker or two ever so often, fused with heavy lyrics to sing your soul out to. This song never misses a punch.

It’s nearly impossible to choose just a few highlights. Red Oktober has a plethora of different vibes and a treasure chest full of gems. Such as the high energy filled madness from “Outsiiide”, “Never Thought” featuring another one of Tampa’s lyrical powerhouses, Jay Browne, anda potential pop hit featuring Kashvilli, called “cause I Want U”. And of course, I can’t forget about my personal favorite, the hoppy and jiggy, instant relief hit, “Wrong Way” featuring AD the Artist. The guest list continues with Jafarlee, Bruce Wayne, Big Jayoh, Kashvilli, Michaela Paladio & DavionThe God. All who helped shape this project into a sonically thorough piece of art. 

This man and his army (Propuhganduh) is a force to be reckoned with and should never be taken lightly. Plus, he’s doing it in the most organic and arrogant way, so far. Not only does this seem like its sport to him, but it’s child’s play in some way, how natural these songs feel to the ear. Convincing me that Pusha Preme has something dynamic hidden up his sleeve. This classic of an album is barely the tip of the asteroid. I just pray that the world is ready for the turn up before time runs out.