There are some hip-hop albums that exist on a higher level. They're not just solid offerings, they're a lot more than that. Pusha T's 'My Name Is My Name' is one of those albums, and it stands out not only for its incredibly strong production and lyrics, but for the way it's crafted overall.
Pusha T's long-awaited 'My Name Is My Name' is dropping tomorrow as expected. What probably isn't as expected, though, is the rapper dropping the video for 'Sweet Serenade' so soon after releasing clips to 'Nosetalgia' and 'King Push.' It's still a welcomed surprise.
A little over a decade ago Joaquin Phoenix was known as the villainous Emperor Commodus from 'Gladiator.' Now he's known for having a production credit for a song on a hip-hop album he apparently didn't even produce.
Pusha T's 'My Name Is Name' is the last scheduled major rap release this year beside Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' in November. Pusha's solo debut did better than Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same' in the leaks department, as only a few snippets and officially released singles were heard up to this point. Now 'MNIMN' is available for streaming courtesy of Myspace.
This is what a Joaquin Phoenix production sounds like, ladies and gentlemen. Pusha T raised a few eyebrows when he said the actor was producing a track for his forthcoming album earlier this summer. That track was 'King Push,' which serves as the opener to 'My Name Is My Name.' The song, co-produced by Kanye West, arrives today (Sept. 27) with an accompanying video.