New God Flow
|"New God Flow"|
|Single by Pusha T and Kanye West|
|from the album Cruel Summer|
|Released||July 21, 2012|
|Length||4:55 (single version)
5:57 (album version)
|Label||GOOD, Def Jam|
|Writer(s)||Kanye West, Terrence Thornton, Herb Rooney, Ronald Bean, Highleigh Crizoe, Dennis Coles, G.I. Townsend, Marcos Valle|
|Producer||Kanye West, Boogz & Tapez, Anthony Kilhoffer|
"New God Flow" is a song by American rappers Pusha T and Kanye West. It was released as the third single from the compilation album Cruel Summer (2012), a collaboration between members of their record label GOOD Music. Produced by West, Anthony Kilhoffer and Boogz & Tapez, "New God Flow" incorporates numerous samples into its arrangement. It features lines by Pusha T directed at American rapper and record producer Birdman. American rapper Ghostface Killah, whose song "Mighty Healthy" is prominently sampled in the song, is featured on an alternate version entitled "New God Flow.1" that appears on Cruel Summer.
"New God Flow" peaked at number 89 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and at number 66 on the Canadian Hot 100. West and Pusha T performed the song on several occasions, including the 2012 BET Awards and Jay-Z's Made in America music festival.
The song's chorus is made from a vocal sample of "Mighty Healthy" as performed by Ghostface Killah, and the album version also features an additional verse by the rapper. The song also features a sample of Marcos Valle's "Bodas de Sangue", from his 1971 record Vento Sul. Valle's song "Ele E Ela" had previously been sampled by West on Jay-Z's song "Thank You".
On the album version, there is a verse by Ghostface Killah (who is sampled on the original) replacing Kanye West's GOOD Music chant.
Also on the 2nd verse of the song, Pusha T diss Birdman by saying "Claim they five stars but sell you dreams. They say death multiplies by threes. Line them all up and let's just see Fuck em 'Ye, fuck em 'Ye!" which in an interview with HipHopWired, Pusha T explains that was directed at a comment Birdman had about G.O.O.D. Music: ‘New God Flow’ was about, in my view, something I read in a Birdman interview that I didn’t like. He said something like ‘G.O.O.D. Music isn’t nothing’ and it had nothing to do with Wayne or Drake. That was Birdman saying whatever he wanted to say and that was the basis of where all of my lines came from. Everybody else was on their love of Hip-Hop shit.
At the 2012 BET Awards, Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz performed the hit single "Mercy", then Kanye West jumped in with his single "Cold" and then an a cappella version of his first verse on "New God Flow".
On July 7, 2012, Kanye West performed "New God Flow" alongside Pusha T as the first performance together on the song in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
On September 1, 2012, Kanye West & Pusha T performed "New God Flow" during their surprise G.O.O.D. Music set at Jay-Z's Made In America festival, accompanied by Big Sean. The set also included performances of "I Don't Like (Remix)", "Can't Tell Me Nothing" & "Dance (A$$)".
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||66|
|US Billboard Hot 100||89|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||64|
- "34. Pusha T f/ Kanye West & Ghostface Killah "New God Flow" — The 50 Best Songs of 2012". Complex. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
- "Pusha T Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Pusha T. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
- "Pusha T Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Pusha T. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
- "Pusha T Album & Song Chart History" Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Pusha T. Retrieved May 17, 2013.