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Pusha T Raps About Family and Money in ‘Succession’ Theme Remix ‘Puppets’:…

by Ace Damon
Pusha T Raps About Family and Money in 'Succession' Theme Remix 'Puppets':...

HBO's family drama theme song Succession won an Emmy last month for a great lead song and has probably been seen in the minds of viewers since the series premiered last year.

Before the end of season two on Sunday, viewers have another version of the track to accompany them until the show returns for season three.

Rapper Pusha T and composer Nicholas Britell remixed the song for the heavier version of Pusha T's hip-hop "Puppets".

The rapper told Vulture that he discovered Succession with his manager, who told him that the rapper reminded him of Patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox).

"I mean, I'm a little (like him)," Pusha T told Vulture, adding later that he thinks Roman (Kieran Culkin), Logan's son, will be responsible for taking over the company.

After meeting Britell, Pusha T reached the first season of Succession and Britell released the remix for him, reports Vulture.

"We talked about the connection to power and its dynamics, issues that are very big: struggle, pain, all the things we can handle," Britell told Vulture.

The rapper rewrote the lyrics, however, after someone at HBO felt that his first pass inadvertently predicted many details of the second season's plot.

"I was like, 'Like, I didn't even see it!!'" He said to Vulture, laughing. “So I improved some things because the lines were a bit too detailed. I think (Nick) didn't want to ask me to redo anything. Normally, I probably wouldn't have. But, I mean, the show sucks. "

While the lyrics in the final version do not specifically discuss the Roy family, Pusha T explores the themes of family, money, greed and betrayal.

"If you love me, please don't judge me," he sings of the familiar beats of the theme song, this time with bass.

"Greed, resentment, the idea that someone is basically disposable – that's kind of a gangsta movie quality. In succession, it involves family, it's like, Whoa! It's a bit more shocking," Pusha told Vulture. "And that's what made the writing process fun, because I could use all the street, gangster rap nuances, qualities and energy and incorporate it into the theme of the song. It was really just an anti-drug exercise, honestly."

Listen to the track below.


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