Pusha-T turned in a copy of his delayed LP My Name Is My Name in June, then had to "go back and tweak [it]." In the above short interview, Pusha tells Vibe (he's the web magazine's summer "digital cover" star) that he didn't change the album much after handing it over, but did get a handful of new beats from Kanye West. Weirdly, one of the beats in Kanye's possession was produced by Joaquin Phoenix, the actor who pretended to quit acting and become a rapper in a 2010 mockumentary, and also played Johnny Cash. Pusha says he wants to use it for My Name Is My Name’s intro. He explains, with confidence: "When I heard it i knew it was mine, man. Soon as I heard it I was like, Listen. I hope you're not playing this for me just to show me how good this beat is. Of course I ended up with it. Listen. I got it. There's not production in the world that is better than this album right now. Let's be real, My Name is My Name is the best-produced album, man."
August 05, 2013