NEW YORK — There's never a dull moment when Mr. West is in the building. Pusha T previewed his long-delayed and much-anticipated solo debut, My Name Is My Name during a listening session in New York City on Wednesday night, and Kanye came out to show his support, complete with a good ol' fashioned rant for the "culture vultures."
Surrounded by a crowd of music insiders in an open loft space, Pusha began to play cuts from the album, while rapping along, and it wasn't long before West joined him for a very vocal cameo.
"This Yeezy right now speaking to y'all," Kanye screamed to the crowd that quickly circled around him and Pusha. "This the heart of the mothaf---ing city. Act like y'all ain't have that mothaf---ing Clipse album and sh--. Act like y'all ain't base y'all whole sh--, whole lifestyle off this n---a Pusha T.
"Everything is Pusha T," 'Ye continued. "Pyrex Vision, that's Pusha T. Fear of God, that's Pusha T. This n---a the heart of the mothaf---ing culture for you culture vultures. This the only n---a spitting that wild mothaf---ing hip-hop sh-- right now — that's why I stand next to this n---a. I don't give a f--- about none of these corporations, none of these f---ing sellouts — this mothaf---ing Pusha T!"
During the night Pusha played a brand-new Kendrick Lamar verse, and songs like "40 Acres," which he teased for MTV News back in summer 2012.
And there was plenty more of Yeezus' expletive-filled speech, during which he admitted to being a bit intoxicated. "This is the sh-- we make. We make good music, we make good music. We don't give a f--- about how much goddamn money you make, we make good music," the G.O.O.D. Music label honcho said in a play on words.
"I'm off that [Grey] Goose right now. I might get loose right now," 'ye went on. "We don't give a f--- ... n---a, this is that culture. For everybody stealing the culture, for all n---as trying to do their camo prints, all these n---as trying to extend their mothaf---in' T-shirts, trying to throw numbers on the back of their sh--, this [is] mothaf---in' Pusha T. I got a T-shirt line, 'cause I got numbers on the back of my sh--. F--- you."
Pusha T's debut, My Name Is My Name, is due out on October 8.