With so many albums making headlines in 2013, many of Hip Hop’s top artists are stepping up their game per their own releases.

Pusha T is one of those artists, and in a recent interview with Esquire he explains why his upcoming album, My Name Is My Name will be the best release this year.

“Well, I’ve heard a lot of them. And mine is better. [Laughs],” Pusha said. “I just know what I’m looking to bring to the music game, and it’s a certain level of energy. I’ve made the perfect album that I want to put in my car and ride to.”

The G.O.O.D. Music artist also talked about his labelmate Kanye West and his role as executive producer.

“Ye is a genius, man. Working under him, being a student, because that’s exactly what I turned into — being a student under his school is a blessing. Somebody who’s in touch and in tune with who I am as an artist — he’s a fan of my work — and trying to expound on that and make that as great as possible, and still knowing how to be unorthodox, and still being Kanye West the mad scientist, the genius guy, and have those elements sprinkled over my hardcore, street rap music — you couldn’t ask for anything else better.”

Pusha T was recently quoted saying he will have the best album of 2013. When speaking with Charlotte’s Power 98 he also addressed the matter.

“My album is the best album of the year… I think the streets are going to have a classic hip-hop album,” he said.

Read the full Esquire interview here.

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