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King Push needs no introduction. The VA music icon and hip-hop legend has become one of the biggest stars in the music industry and he’s repped his VA roots the whole time. Now, he’s collaborating with fellow VA artist, Kingna Scott as they share their love of all things Virginia on their new song “VA Sway”.
"Virginia, as a whole, is a place that’s given me so much perspective. It’s allowed me to look at other big cities from the sidelines. It’s really shaped my overall point of view and I’m really proud of the state as a whole and what we’ve accomplished. There’s so much history here. Greatness runs through us, from the athletes, the entertainment, the schools, black colleges. Think about the story of Hidden Figures — a beacon of excellence. A perfect day out would start with a bike ride on the boardwalk of Virginia Beach, and end bar hopping at night through Norfolk." - Pusha T
Pusha T’s City Guide to Hampton Roads
- If you’re into fashion and you want to come to the 757, you have to come to CREAM on 21st street in Norfolk. It has all the fashion that you’d ever want. The best high-level streetwear brands all under one roof.
- Kyushu – It’s in a strip mall. I go all over the menu, they have different sushi platters and a really good beef yakiniku with this ginger marinade.
- Bee and the Biscuit - Probably my favorite breakfast spot in the 757 area. They have an array of omelets and different scrambles. Great for very hearty breakfast options, but has your standard pancakes and waffles, too.
- Luce - The best Italian restaurant in the 757. It’s a very intimate space. When my wife and I go to Luce for dinner, we sit at the bar. Everything is so good there, all types of Italian cuisine — you can tell them whatever you’re feeling and they’ll make you something amazing.
- Todd Jurich’s Bistro - They have a great pecan pie. When it’s a date night, there are no dietary restrictions. All of the health kicks we think we’re on, we’re off.
- My son really loves the library. He’s infatuated with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach- We’ll go and let him roam around. I think that’s contributed to his interest and ability to learn and remember different types of fish. He’s only 18 months but can already identify different species.
- A W Shucks – It’s a seafood restaurant but it has a very Cheers-vibe. They have the best steamed crab legs — on Mondays they’re unlimited, so you can just sit there all day and crack crab legs.
- Busch Gardens - To this day I feel like Busch Gardens is just as much of an adult play land as it is for a child. Just taking a trip a short trip not so far from home, about 35-40m and being able to walk the grounds and ride the rides. It’s an experience I relive over and over again, never a dull moment.
- District - THE soul food spot in Portsmouth Virginia. It’s a must have in the 757 area. You should take that trip. Another go-to is Feather-n-Fin in numerous cities within the 757, primarily Norfolk.
- Neon District in downtown Norfolk — it’s a place full of street art, there’s a skatepark, tattoo parlors, and way more. The heart of the Neon District is Granby street, where there’s great bars and restaurants and lounges — always great energy.
- The Virginia Beach Oceanfront is the first thing I would think of. It’s so historic, it’s always been the place to be: for the views, a stroll down the beach and boardwalk. That’s it.
- For celebrations, big and small, my go-to is this lounge called Republic on Granby street in Norfolk. It has a very cool vibe — a mixture of booze and food and music.