Since its premiere last summer, fans have been begging for a rap artist to flip the opening theme to HBO’s latest show Succession. And now, their wants and desires have been answered–thanks to Pusha T.
“There was only one person on the list of people to reach out to. Of course it had to be Pusha,” Nicholas Britell, the song’s composer, told Vulture. “There was no backup, there was no plan B. Pusha’s voice is like a missile!”
“We talked about the connection to power and its dynamic, issues writ large: struggle, pain, all of the things we could deal with,” he continued.
“The greed, the resentment, the idea anybody is basically disposable — that’s a gangsta movie type of quality,” Pusha T adds. “On Succession, it’s involving family, it’s like, Whoa! It’s a bit more shocking. 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.”
Press play on the King Push-driven “Puppets” below.