When Pusha T revealed that his debut album would be titled My Name Is My Name, the Clipse rapper explained that the inspiration for the album title came from Marlo Stanfield, a character from HBO’s critically-acclaimed series, “The Wire.”
On “The Wire,” Stanfield, played by Jamie Hector, gave a speech where he shouts, “My name is my name,” referring to his credibility in the streets.
In a recent interview with The Urban Daily, Hector shared his thoughts on Pusha drawing inspiration from his character’s statement.
“I was in California at the time and I got a text saying, ‘Did you hear that Pusha song?’” Hector said. “When I heard that he named the album that, I was like ‘It’s true, bruh. Pusha T is your name and that’s what everybody is going to remember, so you have to carry that weight.’ I appreciated it.”
Hector explained the mental state “The Wire’s” producer told him to get in for the scene where he made the aforementioned statement.
“If IBM or Apple or any major corporation did not that know their name was being dragged through the mud, they would be pissed off with their employees when they found out, because your name is everything,” he said. “It holds its weight and that’s what brought the intensity for me to do that scene.”
Watch the interview below:
The crime drama “The Wire,” created by David Simon, appeared on HBO from 2002 through 2008. The series featured several actors, including Dominic West, John Doman, Wendell Pierce and Deirdre Lovejoy. The program earned Primetime Emmys in 2005 and 2008 for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. The series also won the AFI Award for TV Program of the Year in 2004, 2007 and 2009.
My Name Is My Name is Pusha T’s debut album, both as a solo artist and a GOOD Music artist.