Pusha T – ‘Nosetalgia’ Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Within the space of an explosive #KanyeRant, Pusha T‘s ‘My Name Is My Name‘ has been transformed from a joked-about project regularly put on the back burner into the eagerly-anticipated debut album from one of the best street rappers of the last decade — you know, like it always should have been.
And what better way to keep the energy of his NYC listening session alive than by debuting one of the most appetizing items on the menu: the Kendrick Lamar-assisted, Nottz-produced ‘Nosetalgia.’ Premiered by Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex moments ago, track number 10 on ‘MNIMN’ hears “G.O.O.D. Music’s Golden Child” and Top Dawg’s top dog trade bars (and perspectives) about that hard white to an equally lethal Nottz Raw soundtrack.
Kendrick may not have slang on the corner like Pyrex P, but what he lacks in a criminal past he makes up for in pure intensity on the mic. In fact, in a recent interview with HipHopDX, Pusha broke down the two different angles being offered on the track:
We gave two perspectives [on the song]. [Kendrick Lamar] 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.
‘My Name Is My Name’ may been delayed to avoid the summer rush, but Pusha T is making certain fall (specifically, Oct. 8) will feel just as hot.