Pusha T Says Kanye West Made "My Name Is My Name" Better

Pusha T also talks about how he views record labels.

Pusha T, who appears on the cover of Acclaim magazine, discusses his perspective on record labels in the publication's cover story. 

"Labels to me are just houses for putting out music in the corporate sense," Pusha T says. "I don’t have a big radio marketing plan. I do my own little touring. It’s not because of the label. They give me a platform to reach more people through the brand of Def Jam, but other than that they don’t really get in my way creatively. They let it go." 

Pusha T's Def Jam solo debut album, My Name Is My Name, was released last year, a project that opened the rapper's eyes to certain aspects of life as a solo emcee. 

"There was the comfort zone of having my brother with me on a stage or on a track," he says. "It made my job a lot easier and I recognized that once I went solo."

Nevertheless, Pusha Ton also says he's benefitted from assistance from others, namely Kanye West. 

“With [My Name Is My Name] I went out and did everything I wanted to do and brought it [to Kanye]," he says. "And from there he took that from me and made it even better.”

In October 2013, Pusha spoke with HipHopDX about the producers on My Name Is My Name.

"I feel like the producers made movies, man," Pusha said at the time. "Yessir, lyrically, I think I just painted those pictures on those canvases, and I know in working with The-Dream—especially the records me and him did together—he really made it be colorful. Like, I had to be colorful. The pictures that was painted, the verses, the lyrics, you know what I'm saying? There is a record on my album called '40 Acres,' and honestly it’s almost like it’s a capella, but still it sticks out. I think it’s going to be a fan favorite." 

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  • imho

    im not sure if he realizes MNIMN is wack though!?. shit sounded like he went into the congo found 1 rebel who beated on his drums and he produced the album..shit was weak af..esp for pusha standards I know hes limited in his rap subject but for 1 subject It was trash... he should of used wrath of caine for his album..WOC was official. still listen 2 it.

  • Paychex

    Shit sucks. Ye turned it into a Drake album. Malice album destroys it

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P. Tina Turner.

  • dilli

    i liked king push. haven't heard the album though. i hear alot of negative things about so i just gotta work up the determination to listen. yezus sucked though. i think kim sucked his creative juices dry. ... no homo.

    • dilli

      *sigh* fine, i should have worded it differently. Time is maybe the word i was searching for. so there, clarification.

    • Anonymous

      yo i been training for months in preparation of finally listened to the new pusha t album that came out last year

    • dilli

      LOL. did i say anything that implied that i knew "it"? whatever it may be. don't be a little bitch. and i'm a fag? atleast i'm not hater that only knows hate and can't contribute to society. you're useless. there's nothing wrong with being a virgin. only a real fag would think there is. and the second LOL i bet you're fat and can't even run a marathon. good day to you all.

    • LOL

      LOL and 'gotta work up enough determination to listen' LOLOLOL This niggggerr listeing to a rap album or running the NYC marathon?? people dont get it confused its fucking music,,SMH

    • LOL

      LOL fags like you commenting double standard shit. You have only listened to the first song on the album?? Why the fuck you commenting like you know it? 2nd, you must be a fucking virgin to say 'no homo' after saying a female sucked a male juices dry.....is there something gay about that??

  • balaramesh

    PUSHA T is a lyrical God.

  • Allhiphop@allhiphop.com

    Pull up your skirt!

  • Allhophop

    Wasn't very impressive

  • Allhophop

    Pull up your skirt'

  • RGeezy

    The fact he left exodus off the album ruined it for me.

  • JRich

    King Push and Hold On are the only songs on that album I've listened to all year. Imo the biggest disappointment of last year was MNIMN

  • Anonymous

    This album was horrible. 1 good song if that.

  • Kareem

    40 Acres is one of my favorite tracks. My Name Is My Name is a dope ass album cuz. 2 Up 2 Down!

  • ofcourse

    of course he said that. don't bite the hand that feeds you.

  • So Icy Boi!

    I alrady forgot about his album. he dissed Lil Wayne and Drake, then he flopped. dont play with Cash Money Young Money. swag

    • Anonymous

      Dick rider ^. I never underdstood faggots like you who love cheerleading for record labels. like, WTF do you get outta that. MUSIC is what this is all about. Repeat last sentence over and over again until u get it. Music you fag.

  • hah

    Take that HipHopDx! Your editorial about Kanye ruining the album has been contradicted by the definitive opinion of the artist himself. Fuck that shit editorial. But I really liked the editorial about exercise and eating healthy, big ups to that guy.

    • Johnny

      Just because it's Pusha's opinion doesn't mean it's definitive. No one can know what would have happened if the album had a different executive producer. I thought the HHDX editorial was an interesting read.

    • DX

      Damn, man why every time we try to write y'all an article, ya'll become ungrateful urchins and start badmouthing us? like what did we do to deserve this?

    • true story

      lmfao bruh, true fucking story

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