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Kendall would absolutely rap along to Pusha T's Succession theme remix

Photo: Pusha T (Matthew Eisman/Getty Images); Succession (HBO

Nicholas Britell’s stately Succession theme’s turned into one of the year’s most unlikely memes, having been deconstructed, remixed, and cleverly applied to thematically-adjacent narratives like Billy Madison and Arrested Development. Riding the wave of blushing goodwill that came off Kendall’s kinda-great rap last week, it was revealed that Pusha T had a remix of his own in the hopper, one cosigned by HBO, no less. Now, a few days after Demi Adejuyigbe dropped a scorching take of his own, King Push’s version, “Puppets,” has arrived.

Push previously called it the “soundtrack to my life,” though lyrics like “family, fortune, envy, jealousy, privilege, passed-on legacy” keep it firmly rooted in the story of Succession, too. It’s a fascinating deconstruction of Britell’s theme, with Push singling out the track’s most compelling classical oddities and adopting an emphatic delivery that matches the track’s epic air.

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Hear it below.

Succession’s season two finale airs on Sunday. Catch up on our recaps here.

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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.