Pusha T "My Name Is My Name" Release Date
UPDATE: Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name" is indeed coming this summer, as recent reports indicated.
Earlier this week, Pusha T revealed that his solo debut on G.O.O.D. Music would be titled My Name is My Name.
In a recent interview with HipHopSince1987, Pusha explained his title choice. "Basically, I was trying to pick a title that embodied who I am as an artist...and I wanted people to understand that Pusha is everything that I really, really am."
Pusha elaborated on the source of inspiration for his album title. "Actually, it's a line in 'Pain' where I actually say 'My name is my name.' And of course, that line comes from Marlo Stanfield in the series 'The Wire.' It's one of the more prominent catch phrases he said during the end of that series."
"He was just basically saying, 'I am who I am. This is what I got. I stand on my name. I live this,'" he explained. "And if you know anything about his character, he's young, brash, amongst a lot of heavyweights. But he didn't care about any of the past or history. He was like, 'Man, I'm out here to get my money at all costs. No rules, no regulations. I'm here to compete.' I just felt like that really embodied my presence in the Rap game."
(December 1, 2012)
UPDATE: Nearly six months after Pusha T began the publicity campaign for his solo studio debut, My Name Is My Name, the Virginia Beach, Virginia emcee and Clipse co-founder unveiled a release date. Following his appearance on "106 & Park," where the G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records artist announced to release date of July 16, he also tweeted the news to fans.
Pusha - T: My Name Is My Name July 16, 2013G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam#JustKno— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) April 29, 2013