Hard to believe, but later this year, rap veteran Pusha T will be releasing his solo debut album. Prior to the upcoming My Name is My Name, Push and his brother Malice delivered unforgettable group albums as the Clipse, but being on his own has the Virginia MC with a new state of mind.
"I think that My Name is My Name is definitely going to highlight just my perspective and my thought process," Pusha told MTV Hive while on the carpet for mtvU's 2013 Woodie Awards, where he performed last week in SXSW. "Being in a group, I think Malice always took the role as the conscious MC and more like the voice of reason and I was always the brash, more witty, slick talker type."
Now, without his brother to rely on, Pusha will offer a different side of himself on MNIMN and ultimately deliver more balance. "I feel like I have to take on some of his characteristics, just to ensure that the Clipse fans are satisfied," he said. "I think my perspective is one to be heard."
Pusha's album has been a long time in the making. Last July, he sat down with MTV News and previewed the LP for us, breaking down its overarching theme and even gave detail on a track titled "40 Acres."
"It really harps on things that have happened in my life in regards to family — my brother being my partner, my parents not being together — speaking on how those things altered my views on relationships and so on," he told us then.
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