This Virginia rapper rose to prominence as one half of Clipse, a fantastic duo that also featured his brother. But it’s been over a decade since Pusha T has gone his own way, leaving the competition in the dust. His fourth solo effort, It’s Almost Dry (2022) debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200, with guest appearances by the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, and King Cudi. “His 2018 album, Daytona, may have been considered the apex of his career, lauded as it was by fans and critics alike. But, on It’s Almost Dry, Pusha raises the bar even further,” observes the NME — and it’s hard to disagree. His previous LP, which featured production work by Ye, and his latest release, abounding with tracks by Pharrell Williams, have each been nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album.