New York rapper Pusha T visited Power 105.1’s morning show The Breakfast Club a few weeks ago to promote his new album, My Name Is My Name, and the subsequent interview is surprisingly and pleasantly honest.[embed width=”580″ height=”495]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTH68_tQAjQ[/embed] [embed width=”580″ height=”495]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK52pZPrTtY[/embed]
T admits to maybe not to having the best lyrics, but definitely makes sure everyone knows the Kanye West-backed My Name is a well-produced album.
It’s easy to agree, as one can hear veteran Kanye’s influence and producer expertise on every single song.
In the video, Pusha T also says that Kanye West did not want to produce “radio records.” He achieved just that. The beats are different and captivating, which is no surprise when compared to other releases on West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. The unusual beats, typical of West, that pepper My Name may initially sound strange, but after turning up the music and intensively listening to it again and again you begin to love every instrumental.
The process of getting used to and loving these new-to-you beats may remind you of another West project, his very own (and incredibly unusual, too) Yeezus. If you loved the brash low-fi electro of that, Pusha T’s work might be a good follow up album for you.
And Pusha T, like West, also doesn’t skimp on the verse work. An experienced rapper, he shows off his talent by delivering impeccable flow on each track. He fully works each beat, still sounding “on time” despite all the unusual musical compositions.
And if that doesn’t sell you on it, time warp on over to Myspace where you can listen for yourself via a stream of the entire album.
Article by Clara Speer