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Exclusive Video & Photos: Pusha T’s ‘My Name Is My Name’ Album Release Concert

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Today Tuesday (October 8), G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T released his highly anticipated debut, My Name Is My Name and to celebrate his new project, he hosted an album release party at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre. During his set, the former VA-blow dealer turned rapper performed “King Push,” “Sweet Serenade,” “Numbers On The Board” and other tracks off of his debut. See the video and photos below:

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Pusha T For Complex’s ‘My Name Is My Name’ Week Digital Cover

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G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T releases his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name at midnight (October 8) via Def Jam. Today, the Virginia-native and former blow dealer turned dope lyricist covers Complex’sMy Name Is My Name Week digital cover. Just like a brick, Pusha flipped the life he lived, put it into songs and inked a record deal in the 90’s as one half of the Hip-Hop duo The Clispe (which also included his older brother Malice). He’s one of the most respected lyricists and one of the creators of rapping about flipping bricks and moving blow. Since then, his interested have expanded to including high fashion, private jets, yachts, and sexy females.

To coincide with the release of MNIMN, Complex collaborated with Pusha and his team to create a digital cover story featuring videography and photography by Steven Taylor. He talked to Complex’s editor Ralph Warner  about various things. Below are some highlights:

Music producer Pharrell Williams on Pusha T speaking for the underdogs and dealers:

He looks enormous success in the face and he turns it away because he still feels like he speaks for the underdog,” says Pharrell. “Pusha really sympathizes and really rides for that world, so he’s always talking about cocaine. He’s always talking about the ambition in a 19-year-old’s eyes to be a big dealer, drive big cars, run from the feds. He’s so real with that.”

Pusha T on his album delay:

It’s been a long time coming but I only say that because people feel like it’s been a long time coming,” he says of the delay. “I think it was required. I had to make sure that all the bases were covered. I started out with mixed reviews, with me doing solo freestyles. So I felt like it took this long for me to get people comfortable with Pusha T the solo artist.”

On his track “King Push”:

“‘Ye brought that to me. He played it for me and I immediately was like, ‘I hope you’re not playing this just to show me how good of a beat this is,’” Pusha says of “King Push,” the Sebastian Sartor—stepson of Metallica’s Lars Ulrich—produced track that opens the album. “I was kind of shocked that Kanye gave it up so willingly.”

On taking trips to London or Paris to meet-up and collaborate with Kanye then leaving after a week or so to stay active in the public eyes and to get his paper (money) up:

He’s like ‘You leaving?’” Pusha recalls. “I’m like, ‘Yeah man. I gotta go get some money.’ There’s a disconnect in lifestyle with me and him. It’s like ‘Alright, well, can you come back?’ But he’s talking like I’m going from north of Virginia to D.C. when I’m going from Virginia to fucking London or Paris. And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ll come back. I’ma let you know when I come back.’ In that sense, when I do come back I gotta come with ‘Numbers on the Board.’ You know, you gotta spark these guys. You can’t just be sitting with these motherfuckers. These guys are rich.”

Pharrell Williams again on Pusha T’s music:

He loves walking into the ratchet halls and hearing his music ring,” says Pharrell, “and seein’ all the new, young hustlers being inspired by that. He loves that. But, that’s not the only slice to his personality. There is far more, and I think that probably on this next album after this, people are gonna start to see Pusha from the Zeppelin view versus Pusha in that new $200,000 something with tinted windows, throwin’ money out the sunroof screaming, ‘Money ain’t a thang…‘”

Pusha T on having the “album of the year”:

I told you guys months ago that I got the best album—the best hip-hop album. Everybody thought I was talking shit. Everybody thought I was doing the typical rapper thing. I’m not no liar. I don’t lie. Don’t nobody got a better hip-hop album than mine. And I called it, so I already won in that aspect. I called it. I told everybody. Now y’all know that my Ouija board does work.”

Read the full story over at Complex.

Photos Credits: ComplexSteven Taylor

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Kanye West, Dominic Lord, Fabolous & Sean Pecas Celebrate Pusha T’s ‘My Name Is My Name’ Album Listening Session

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Not everyone was at NYFW last night. Some New Yorkers and Hip-Hop industry insiders flooded Manhattan’s Industria Superstudio for Pusha T’s My Name Is My Name album listening party. Celebs in attendance included Kanye WestDominic Lord, Fabolous, and Def Jam’s Executive Vice President Sean Pecas. The event was masterminded by DONDA, Def Jam and G.O.O.D Music. During the listening party, Kanye West snatched the mic and ranted for Pusha T. See the video over at Real Talk or Miss Info. My Name Is My Name drops October 8.

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Kanye West Unveils Pusha T’s ‘My Name Is My Name’ Cover Art

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Yesterday Friday (August 30), music artist and G.O.O.D. Music’s CEO Kanye West took to his Twitter account and unveiled the cover arts for Pusha T’s debut, My Name Is My Name. The project arrives October 8. The double covers were designed by Kanye’s creative company DONDA. The first cover features a bar code, while the second shows a dark/all-black image of Pusha T with his head tilted back. On My Name Is My Name, Pusha gets assists from Kanye West, Chris Brown, Future, Rick Ross and Kendrick Lamar.

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Pusha T Reveals His Debut Solo LP, ‘My Name Is My Name’ Arrives Early 2013; Plus He’s Dropping A New Mixtape

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While on stage at New York City’s Best Buy Theater in Manhattan, Pusha T revealed the title for his debut solo LP. My Name Is My Name arrives early 2013. The album features production by The Dream, No I.D. and Just Blaze. The title was inspired by a line in HBO’s series The Wire. In one of the show’s episodes, Marlo Stanfield said “My name is my name” in his jailhouse declaration. Check out the clip here. Since it’s the holiday season, Pusha decides to give his fans a gift. His Wrath Of Caine mixtape will drop before the end of this year. Lyrically, Pusha is a problem on the mic. I think he’s so underrated. I’ve been a supporter of his music for years and I can’t wait until his mixtape and album drops.

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