One thing that’s not surprising when it comes to Push is that there was definitely a time when he didn’t have braids. Considering how long he’s been rocking them, you’d think he just popped out the womb with hangtime.
However, according to a Noisey interview, Push only started growing out his hair after he lost a friend who had braids. He also credits it to being a Virginia thing.
Luckily, iconic photographer Jonathan Mannion is here to remind us of a clean cut Push. He photographed Push in 1999 when he was still rhyming with his brother Malice (now No Malice) as Clipse. Check out Jonathan’s Instagram post below!
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PUSH! This throwback series was taken in April of 1999 for “Exclusive Audio Footage.” Photographed on a Pentax 6×7, this classic stands the test of time. @kingpush has been consistent with his delivery and at the moment is certainly standing firm in his position. It’s part of wanting to be the best at your craft. 📷 @jonathanmannion. 1 of 4
Swipe through for some more braid-less Pusha T in Clipse’s “The Funeral” music video off their unreleased Exclusive Audio Footage album.