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9 October, 2013@11:36 am

In the final part of “Release Roundtable,” Pusha T takes our panel of internet heavyweights through his tracks “Hold On” featuring Rick Ross and “No Regrets” with Young Jeezy & Kevin Cossom. The committee wraps up with their honest commentary on Pusha’s album My Name Is My Name.

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5 Responses to "Release Rountable: Pusha T’s “My Name Is My Name” Pt. 3"
  • Massacred says:

    Just Damn,

    In a year ladled with many major releases, Pusha T’s, My Name Is My Name some how manages to buck both trends and every other major release, to be become one of best records released this year. In many ways it seems to be Yeezus done right, while the rest reaks of raw undiluted metaphors and lyrical skill. But where Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail failed, My Name Is My Name gets it so right. Pusha T has undoubtedly cemented himself as a true quality driven artist with this LP.

    Every track feels carefully thought out and is mechanically sound, while all featured artists are utilized to their max potential, enhancing both the mood and style of the album. (Especially Kendrick Lamar on Nosetalgia) All of the beats are both creative, while still folding into the album nicely. Particular Standouts include those done by the Neptunes and Good Music.

    Pusha T is quite effective at painting a lifestyle turned bad to an artist hungry to reach the top of the game. While Yeezy, excellent production serves as a suitable backdrop. The different between this and Yeezus, however is that Pusha T, truly retains the lyrical ability to back it up.

    It is difficult not to reap this album enormous praise, when it so perfectly delivers on exactly what was promised.

    The album manages to string together so many elements beloved from Hip-Hop, from minimalist 90′s beat to theatrical good music production, R&B hooks that came out of the 90′s, witty sharp lyricism, as well as an aptitude for clever story telling. And of course, the constant that ties it all together, testosterone fuelled, yet some how well collected coke raps something of a signature for the artist.

    Perhaps the only real “issue” with this LP are the questionable additions of MC; “Big Sean” and “2 Chainz” neither of which can even come close to holding their own lyrically with Pusha. Both of there versus feel unintentionally awkward and funny on and all but introspective and fascinating album.

    Yet, neither of them are truly enough to detract from the album as a whole.

    Surely, a classic in the making.

    A well deserved, 4.5 out of 5.

  • Green Django says:

    The Dream, Chris Brown and Kelly Rowland lose an 1/2 @ each which = maximum of 3.5.
    Supreme mathematics. Zuuuuuuu

  • Dayz says:

    Ehhh… I respectfully disagree. I listened to the whole LP a 3x now and I think it’s absolutely horrible. And this is coming from a huge fan of everything the Clipse have ever put out and No Malice’s LP. Sorry but G.O.O.D. Music and Kanye soured this release like everything else they touch. Cheesy beats with horrible guest appearances. I am extremely disappointed in this LP but honestly I knew signing with Ye was going to propel his career but kill his artistry… This is a perfect of example of selling out to a tee. I really wish I liked this but I just can’t, it is just not good music (pun intended).

  • The Doorman says:

    Some amazing shit on this album, but also some wack shit. Interested to see what hhs crew rates it

  • Model Citizen says:

    @Dayz, sorry man, I’m gonna have to disagree with you again! I expected this album to be a let down due to The Dream’s involvement and what not, but I was pleasantly surprised. I can see how the beats could rub a lot of people the wrong way, however, in my opinion, this album is an example of an artist making a quality record within more commercial parameters. Even the more radio ready beats have dark overtones that fit Pusha’s subject matter nicely. Some of the flows are influenced by shit I don’t get down with, Pusha just does it better though. I don’t feel like dude has missed a step lyrically. The weaker beats are bolstered by the lyricism. 2 Chains and whoever else was on the track (I listened to the whole album on youtube so I don’t remember all the features) turned in wack performances, but the rest of the features were passable or better. Even Officer Ricky rose to the occasion and delivered one of his better verses. The track with Kendrick is especially dope and the one with Mase is ill too. Overall, I like this record.

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