Review: Pusha T – “My name is my name”

“My name is my name” is the solo debut studio album by american hip-hop recording artist Pusha T, one half of the hip-hop duo Clipse. The album was released on October 8, 2013 under GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. In promotion of the album, Pusha T released the mixtape “Fear of God” and the EP “Fear of God II: Let us pray” in 2011, along with collaborating on the GOOD Music compilation album Cruel Summer in 2012. He also released another mixtape, “Wrath of cainein”, early 2013.

The album’s production was handled primarily by Kanye West, along with others, such as Hudson Mohawke, 88-Keys, The-Dream, No I.D., Nottz, Don Cannonand Swizz Beatz. It also features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Big Sean, Future, Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar, among others.

Pusha T - My name is my name

TTM opinion

Good production on this LP. Helluva bases, well conducted with the lyrics of Pusha T. Some collaborating-songs are terrible (w/ Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz or Big Sean), but others are delicious to be listened. Also, we recommend the album intro (track 1), a HH lesson.

“My name is my name” combine quite good new & old hip-hop sounds, and a few R&B strokes as well.

TTM recommends…

  • “King push” (track 1)
  • “Hold on” (track 4 -with Rick Ross-)
  • “Suicide” (track 5 -with Ab Liva-)
  • “40 acres” (track 6 -with The Dream-)
  • “No regrets” (track 7 -with Jeezy and Kevin Cossom-)
  • “Pain” (track 11 -with Future-)
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  1. Just Damn,

    In a year ladled with many major releases, Pusha T’s, My Name Is My Name some how manages to buck both trends and every other major release, to become one of best records released this year. In many ways it seems to be Yeezus done right, while the rest reeks of raw undiluted metaphors and lyrical skill. But where Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail failed, My Name Is My Name gets it so right. Pusha T has undoubtedly cemented himself as a true quality driven artist with this LP.

    Every track feels carefully thought out and is mechanically sound, while all featured artists are utilized to their max potential, enhancing both the mood and style of the album. (Especially Kendrick Lamar on Nosetalgia) All of the beats are both creative, while still folding into the album nicely. Particular Standouts include those done by the Neptunes and Good Music.

    Pusha T is quite effective at painting a lifestyle turned bad to an artist hungry to reach the top of the game. While Yeezy, excellent production serves as a suitable backdrop. The difference between this and Yeezus, however is that Pusha T, truly retains the lyrical ability to back it up. It is difficult not to reap this album enormous praise, when it so perfectly delivers on exactly what was promised.

    The album manages to string together so many elements beloved from Hip-Hop, from minimalist 90’s beat to theatrical good music production, R&B hooks that came out of the 90’s, witty sharp lyricism, as well as an aptitude for clever story telling. And of course, the constant that ties it all together, testosterone fuelled, yet some how well collected coke raps something of a signature for the artist.

    Perhaps the only real “issue” with this LP are the questionable additions of MC’s; “Big Sean” and “2 Chainz” neither of which can even come close to holding their own lyrically with Pusha. Both of there versus feel unintentionally awkward and funny on and all but introspective and fascinating album.

    Yet, neither of them are truly enough to detract from the album as a whole.

    Surely, a classic in the making.

    A well deserved, 4.5 out of 5.

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