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!
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.