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In , he also released another mixtape Wrath of Caine. The album was met with universal acclaim from music critics and was positioned highly on many "Best Albums of " lists by major publications.
The album also fared well commercially debuting at number 4 on the US Billboard , selling 74, copies in its first week of release. As of July 8, , the album has sold , copies in the United States. Not theme-wise at all, but just in the feel of the album.
The album is based off of that because I speak about the harsh realities of street life but there's a lot of glitz and glamour that comes along with that. If you just look at it at face value, you might think, 'It sounds a bit like he's glorifying [street life]', but when you get tuned into the record, you realize that you get both sides of it. In , in an interview, Pusha T spoke on the inspiration behind the album title.
I wanted people to understand like Pusha is everything that I really, really am. It was one of the more prominent catch phrases that he said at the end of that series.
He was basically saying, I am who I am, I stand on my name I live this. I really felt that embodied my presence in the rap game. On April 13, , during at the 's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival , Pusha T announced that he would be going to Paris later this week, just to put on some final touches on the album, afterwards he would announce a release date.
This resulted in Pusha going back to the studio to continue the recording. While performing in Vancouver , Canada , it was reported that Pusha T announced that he would be releasing, for promotional purposes, a mixtape, titled Wrath of Caine by the end of Pusha T described the tape as street-oriented music intended for his longtime fans.
It's all about just street Hip Hop, street music" he said. It's something that I feel like has no boundaries, no parameters. I can do what I really, really want to do…[my approach to the mixtape is] not about more of a creative [decision], I just think it's about more of what I want to hear for myself and what my fans want to hear.
They want to hear lyrics, they want to hear street [music]…it's just the whole street life perspective. The reggae-inspired track was produced by Young Chop. On August 30, , Kanye West unveiled the simplistic standard and deluxe edition album covers via his Twitter account.
He said, "While it was widely reported that Pusha T used my beat and that I produced his song, I can't take any credit. A friend's son played me his music, and all I did was make an introduction to Kanye's camp.
I believe it is the son of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. I hope I'm not wrong this time. It was mistaken because it came from Joaquin. The tour features 28 shows and ended on June 1, The tour will also feature August Alsina and Cap1 as opening acts. The song originally appeared on his mixtape Wrath of Caine , however Pusha also released the song for retail sale on January 29, Moreover, Pusha T confirmed a further collaboration with Rick Ross. On April 29, Rolling Stone gave his following single "Numbers on the Boards" 4 out of 5 stars, stating "The star is Kanye West's beat, a contusive bass blur with percussion that's like bamboo sticks on a busted radiator.
The result is near-perfect no-bullshit hip-hop. The video was shot in Paris. In March , during an interview Hot On September 16, , Def Jam released the single artwork, and announced that " Nosetalgia " featuring Kendrick Lamar would be released soon.
On the following day, the music video for the Rick Ross featuring "Hold On" was released. My Name Is My Name received widespread acclaim from critics. Who Pusha was is gone, but who he is still sometimes unclear. My Name Is My Name is a remarkable and vital solo debut.
Full of retrograde lyrical conceits, seemingly at odds with its futuristic backdrops, My Name Is My Name is a reminder that Pusha T hasn't changed, and his stubborn reliance on maintaining his brand is probably not the wisest strategy in today's shifting hip-hop climate.
The best tracks here are produced by Kanye and Pharrell, and they're concentrated at the beginning and end. The smattering in the middle of the tracklist is handled by host of collaborators, not all of them effectively complimenting Pusha's rawness.
Jabbari Weekes of Exclaim! Regardless, Pusha T accomplishes a lot here, crafting a record that is big in concept but is still rooted in the longstanding hip-hop tradition that lyricism is king.
Called "S. It's the perfect conclusion to a consistently surprising hip-hop album. It was ranked at number 33 on Rolling Stone ' s list of the 50 best albums of They commented saying, "The cockier half of the Clipse didn't choose to go solo — he had to after his brother found God.
Pusha, in turn, found Kanye West, whose stark and twisted production helped make My Name Is My Name feel like a more lyrically focused companion piece to his own Yeezus.
It's the year's sharpest hit of street philosophy. They elaborated saying, "everything clicks because of the way it was calculated. The songs benefit from their respective placement beside each other, each track a background for the next.
In that way, it brings the Pusha T fan up to speed with what he's evolved into, without leaving them in unfamiliar territory. If you were the reluctant "we want that old Pusha T" fan, then it fed you the teaspoon of updated classic with the medicine of his reinvention—and by the end, you appreciated both sides.
In fact, Pusha plumbs his emotional depths, breaking down his parents' divorce after 35 years of marriage and his conflicted feelings about his brother. They commented saying, "Song for song, it's tough to put any album in the same category as Pusha's proper solo debut. In the space of a trim 46 minutes, Push coaxed the best verse of Rick Ross' year on "Hold On," made Kendrick Lamar get dark and grim on "Nosetalgia" and even rapped over a beat that seemed impossible to make into a hip-hop track on "King Push," all while keeping his lyricism at the absolute highest level.
The worst song on this album could find its way onto a top ten list. If this is what a post- Yeezus world sounds like, sign us up immediately. Spin positioned it at number 46 on their list of the best 50 albums of They said, "Push is in fighting form, incorporating a mature point of view on his drug-dealer past while rapping with the confidence of a man who knows the game is his to lose.
The beats snapped hard, the guests including Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz glittered and the overall vibe was dirty but triumphant. They commented saying, " My Name Is My Name is easily one of the most impressive displays of lyricism of the year and contains some of 's best verses, as Pusha shows off his versatility The production is minimalistic and intelligently doesn't overshadow Pusha's performance.
The beats are big and full of bass, giving life to the album and forming a unique theme, with a reunion with Pharrell triggering a nice blast of nostalgia My Name Is My Name has substance, style, and passion, and no doubt is an album that will still be appreciated a decade from now.
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