Pusha T‘s debut album, My Name Is My Name, hit the Internet one week earlier than its intended release date, to the shock and surprise of almost no one.
The 12-track LP is littered with drug-fueled lyrics and double entendres about the criminal world; subjects that Pusha T knows too well.
“When it comes to this D-Boy Rap, I don’t think there’s anybody better than me,” Pusha T told MTV‘s Rob Markman. “They gave it the title “Coke Rap.” I really don’t even like the title. The first record I heard was about the streets. It was called “The Message.” They didn’t give it a title of “Coke Rap.” It was just about the reality of life and what’s going on right now. I just feel like there’s nobody as intricate as me when it comes to this.”
The more aggressive half of The Clipse is unapologetic about Pusha’s past in the streets. And while authenticity within hip-hop is often debated and questioned, when you hear Pusha T spit, you have no choice to but to believe him.
“I have made it my business to not be the ambassador for who’s real and who’s fake or whatever. I don’t even want to do that. The rap game is the rap game and I’ma leave it as such. My main objective is great music. I want to hear great music. I want to appreciate great artists. I really don’t want to get into that. I want to be fair about it. I don’t want to mix cultures to that level to where I can’t like you. I don’t want to do that,” he said recently.
Will you buy My Name Is My Name?
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