Three weeks ago, Kanye West got pretty fired up at the listening party for Pusha T’s new album, launching into an impassioned speech about how he was “the heart of the muthafucking culture.” Now, listening to the album, it’s not hard to grasp why.
Pusha made his name as one half of coke-rap duo Clipse, but since signing on to West’s GOOD Music label in fall 2010, he’s been striking out on his own. Now he’s here with his first solo album, titled My Name Is My Name (after a line from The Wire).
We’ve already heard singles “Pain,” “Numbers on the Boards,” and “Sweet Serenade,” and seen the video for the Kanye West and Joaquin Phoenix-produced “King Push.” You can stream the full album, which also features Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Rick Ross, Kelly Rowland, Future, 2 Chainz, The-Dream, and Kanye West (who makes an uncredited appearance on “Hold On”), plus production from Kanye, Pharrell, The-Dream, Hudson Mohawke, Swizz Beatz, and more..
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Pusha T shows off the newest cut from his upcoming album “My Name Is My Name” the newest track Nostalgia features Kendrick Lamar so you know the song has some serious bars on it!
Earlier this week, Pusha T revealed that his solo debut on
G.O.O.D. Music would be titled My Name is My Name. In a recent interview with HipHopSince1987, Pusha explained his title choice. “Basically, I was trying to pick a title that embodied who I am as an artist…and I wanted people to understand that Pusha is everything that I really, really am.”Pusha elaborated on the source of inspiration for his album title. “Actually, it’s a line in ‘Pain’ where I actually say ‘My name is my name.’ And of course, that line comes from Marlo Stanfield in the series ‘The Wire.’ It’s one of the more prominent catch phrases he said during the end of that series.””He was just basically saying, ‘I am who I am. This is what I got. I stand on my name. I live this,'” he explained. “And if you know anything about his character, he’s young, brash, amongst a lot of heavyweights. But he didn’t care about any of the past or history. He was like, ‘Man, I’m out here to get my money at all costs. No rules, no regulations. I’m here to compete.’ I just felt like that really embodied my presence in the Rap game.
“(December 1, 2012)UPDATE: Nearly six months after Pusha T began the publicity campaign for his solo studio debut, My Name Is My Name, the Virginia Beach, Virginia emcee and Clipse co-founder unveiled a release date. Following his appearance on “106 & Park,” where the G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records artist announced to release date of July 16, he also tweeted the news to fans.
Pusha – T: My Name Is My Name July 16, 2013G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam #JustKno— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) April 29, 2013
UPDATED #2: DDotOmen.com reports that today on MTV RapFix, Pusha T confirmed his solo debut, My Name Is My Name will now release on October 8.
UPDATE #3: Pusha T has revealed the cover art for My Name Is My Name. The cover art was announced on Kanye West’s Twitter account and the updates can be found below. PUSHA-T: MY NAME IS MY NAME. COVER 1. OCT 8TH. pic.twitter.com/8KTBqca2WI— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) August 30, 2013PUSHA-T: MY NAME IS MY NAME. COVER 2. OCT 8TH. pic.twitter.com/qClE4r8Mxn— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) August 30, 2013(August 30)
UPDATE #4: The tracklisting for Pusha T’s My Name Is My Name has been revealed, according to walmart.com.
It is as follows:
2.”Numbers On The Board”
3. “Sweet Serenade” f. Chris Brown
4.”Hold On” f. Rick Ross
5.”Suicide” f. Ab-Liva
6.”40 Acres” f. The-Dream
7.”No Regrets” f. Jeezy And Kevin Cossom
8.”Let Me Love You” f. Kelly Rowland
9.”Who I Am” f. 2 Chainz & Big Sean
10.”Nosetalgia” f. Kendrick Lamar
11.”Pain” f. Future
12.”S.N.I.T.C.H.” f. Pharrell
Pusha T’s upcoming solo album My Name Is My Name has been pushed back too many times to count, but with an October 8 release date set in (semi) stone, more details are emerging about the final product. And with Pusha name-checked on Kendrick Lamar’s now-infamous verse on “Control,” it seems the two have teamed up for a new track on the album.”[Kendrick]’s on a record called ‘Nose Stalgia,'” Pusha T told HIPHOPDX. “We gave two perspectives. [Kendrick] was giving more, looking from the inside of his home and how his family and his crusade through the drug epidemic affected him. I was giving you the junior high, high school start, showing you what it was and where I was at.”With Kendrick back in the headlines following a diss he aimed at Meek Mill while performing in Brooklyn last night [September 10], it seems that not everyone named in his verse wants to go at him. Pusha also went on to explain that he’s got a track with-who else?-Pharrell on the new album, with the hit-maker not ready to cool down from his white-hot summer just yet.”I have a song produced by Pharrell called ‘Sorry Nigga, I’m Trying to Come Home,'” he said in the interview. “The acronym for that is S.N.I.T.C.H. I personally don’t really want to hear any more one-dimensional street raps. This is probably the most poignant record on my album. It’s the realest record. It just speaks from the perspective of knowing people who’ve turned over in the game. No rapper talks about that.”My Name Is My Name is due out October 8th.