This is the hardest shit I’ve seen in a loooong time. “Exodus 23:1” shook a lot of people when the track itself dropped last week, and now with the accompanying visuals… Damn.
I’m not even gonna bother commenting in-depth on the beef between G.O.O.D. and YMCMB, but what I will say is this was a really, really good move for Pusha. Everything he’s conveying in this video is the antithesis of what he’s taking a stand against in Wayne, Drake and the rest of their crew. The video, directed by Samuel Rogers, is about as raw and gritty as it gets – that hood hip-hop shit that is hard to come by nowadays.
Even with all diss implications put to the side, this is a dope track and an incredibly well-done video. Honestly, that’s what I care about more than anything else. It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out, though.
Check out the lyrics and analysis from Rap Genius below.