Pusha T sat down with VH1 to talk about his highly anticipated “My Name Is My Name” album release.. During the interview, Pusha explained why his LP will stand out from the others released this year including Drake‘s new release “Nothing Was The Same.”
Pusha also said his debut solo album would stand up against Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” and Kanye West‘s “Yeezus.”
“I’m so happy that my album actually is coming out around everybody’s. At the time, when it got pushed back in July, I was praying that it was not pushed back, because I wanted it to come out in the mix of all these rows of albums so now I want y’all to hear. But this is fine, too, because it can come out on the heels of [Nothing Was The Same] and people can compare them. Jay Z’s my favorite rapper. It’s cool. Kanye came out. Jay Z, Kanye,Wale, J. Cole, Drake, that doesnt [matter]. I look at Ye and Jay differently than I look at the rest. Album of the year. Hip-hop album of the year. For sure. No doubt in my mind.” (VH1)
Pusha T explained in an interview with MTV that he wanted to bring back music that focuses strictly on lyrics.
“I didn’t learn the art form of rapping in those different stages — I only knew to be as ill as you can be lyrically,” he said. “It’s all about creating that nostalgia. When it came to My Name Is My Name I said to myself, ‘Man, I wanna make something that I love and I wanna listen to myself. I wanna go to an era and revisit an era that was strictly about lyrics.’ So I had to go to ’95-’99 — a great mixtape era, a great B.I.G./Jay era. To me it was just more so about re-creating the greatness of an amazing time.” (MTV)
Check out Pusha’s VH1 interview below.