Tush (Ghostface Killah song)

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Ghostface Killah - Push.jpg
Single by Ghostface Killah featuring Missy Elliott
from the album The Pretty Toney Album
B-side "Run"
Released March 14, 2004 (2004-03-14)
Format CD, 12" single
Recorded 2003 (2003)
Genre Hip hop, dirty rap
Length 3:24
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Ghostface Killah, Robert Curington, Jeff Steinbacher & Derrick Trotman
Producer(s) D. Trotman, Dub Dot Z
Ghostface Killah singles chronology
"Guerilla Hood"
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Party to Damascus"
"I'm Really Hot"

"Tush", censored as the alternate title "Push", is the first single by Ghostface Killah off the album The Pretty Toney Album and features vocals by Missy Elliott. The song samples "Naked Truth" by The Best of Both Worlds.

Lyrical content[edit]

The song is explicitly about sex, and contains complex lyrics, word play, and fast tempo delivery. Both of which being a staple of the duo's previous solo outputs.


"Tush" was the subject of many mixed reviews. One reviewer felt the song helped Ghostface's push into the mainstream,[1] while others felt the clean, over-production was at odds with Ghost's irrepressible street credibility.[2] Starpulse however felt the song showed both Missy and Ghost in top form[3] and called the wordplay clever.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tush"
  2. "Tush" (instrumental)
  3. "Run"


Chart (2003/2004) Peak
UK Singles Chart 34[4]
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 53[5]
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ c-quel Ghostface Killah - The Pretty Tony Album :: Hip-Hop Album Review Six Shot. Accessed September 11, 2008.
  2. ^ Gavin Mueller (April 23, 2004). Ghostface - The Pretty Toney Album - Review Stylus Magazine. Accessed September 11, 2008.
  3. ^ Ghostface Killah Pretty Toney Album Album Review, Songs, Rating Star Pulse. Accessed September 11, 2008.
  4. ^ Ghostface Killah and Missy Elliott - Push αCharts. Accessed September 9, 2008.
  5. ^ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Push - Ghostface Featuring Missy Elliott Billboard. Accessed September 9, 2008.
  6. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. September 4, 2004. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 

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