Stream Pusha T My Name Is My Name
Clipse rapper Pusha T has been slowly releasing songs from his new solo album My Name Is My Name for months now — “Numbers On The Boards,” “Who I Am,” “Sweet Serenade,” “Nosetalgia,” “King Push” — and they’ve all been ferocious. And it’s not a long album or anything, which means we’ve almost heard half of it already. But hearing all these songs, together, in succession, new and old, is something. Because this album is absolutely nasty. It’s Kanye West’s bleary, angry, futuristic Yeezus aesthetic done in a straight-up rap context, with various superstar rappers (Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Young Jeezy) trying their hand at it and Pusha sounding more vengeful, and writing with more icy control, than he has since the great Clipse album Lord Willin’. The album comes out the same week as Danny Brown’s Old, so I probably won’t be writing about it as Album Of The Week, but it is very much worth your time and attention. And now you can listen to the whole thing at MySpace.
My Name Is My Name is out 10/8 on Def Jam.