Pusha T Talks ‘My Name Is My Name,’ Lil Wayne & More With The Breakfast Club
With ‘My Name Is My Name‘ still fresh on shelves, Pusha T sat down with Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club this morning to talk about his debut solo album, as well as his supposed beef with Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘Control’ verse (but mostly his album).
Right off the bat, King Push detailed the recording process behind ‘MNIMN’ and how sales were never a factor coming into the project. “I went from the years of 1994 to ’99, so I picked all my favorite records from within that time frame, and then just started making records that made me feel like that.”
On numerous occasions this year (probably more than he needed to), Pusha T has crowned ‘My Name Is My Name’ “the best hip-hop album of the year.” But what did his G.O.O.D. Music boss Kanye West, who dropped ‘Yeezus’ back in June, have to say about that? “He was like, ‘Well, I actually think my album’s better,’” Pusha joked.
The veteran rhymer from Virginia later discussed his long-running rivalry with Lil Wayne, once again clarifying that ‘Mr. Me Too’ wasn’t aimed in his direction, why Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ verse is good for hip-hop, and the hard-hitting backstory to his album’s curtain closer, ‘S.N.I.T.C.H.’
Projected to sell between 75-80k first-week copies, ‘My Name Is My Name’ is out now on iTunes.