Pusha T might have a new workload to handle as the president of G.O.O.D. Music, but the veteran rapper still has plenty of time to focus on his solo career. While fans await the highly anticipated King Push album, word recently emerged that Pusha T had a second album in the works. Those reports were true as Pusha T confirmed that he would be releasing an album titled Darkest Before Dawn in an interview with Noisey. The former Clipse member also announced that the new project would be released on Dec. 18.

Pusha T says that Darkest Before Dawn will serve as a prelude to King Push. The Virginia Beach rapper explained why he decided to release two albums instead of one.

"I’ve been recording so much—I didn’t want to break up that body of work," Pusha T told Noisey. "I feel like I had the producers doing things that they weren’t usually known for, a little out of their wheelhouse. I wanted to give the fans that body of work. That’s the music I love, and that’s the music that my fans love from me. Instead of having those moments throughout King Push, let’s just separate the game."

Darkest Before Dawn will include guest appearances from Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Beanie Sigel, The-Dream, Kehlani and Jill Scott.

King Push will also feature a 20-minute mini-movie funded by Jay Z. “Hov gave us some change, some real change to shoot a mini movie and shoot visuals,” he said on Rap Radar's Podcast. “And we gave it all to [director] Kid Art to create. We gave him $100k and just let him go.”

The 20-minute clip will debut at Art Basal in Miami.

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