G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T recently talked about his upcoming solo album, My Name Is My Name, and revealed how a golden opportunity slipped through his hands by turning up Kanye West‘s “N*ggas In Paris.”
According to Pusha, his new LP will have just over ten records on it.
“I know ‘Ye’s on the album. I know 2 Chainz is on it. I know Kendrick Lamar is on it. I know Rick Ross is on it. I know Future’s on it. I know ‘Ye produced, Pharrell produced, Swizz produced, The-Dream produced, Nottz produced, Don Cannon, Rico Beatz, Sham who done Rihanna “Man Down.” Right now, it’s, uh, upwards of 15 tracks and we’re trying to cut to 13. That’s cause I have two new ones that he [Kanye] just threw to me.” (Ask Men)
Pusha then raised eyebrows by revealing he had an opportunity to have Ye’s “N*ggas In Paris” well before it turned into the standout track off 2011’s Watch the Throne album.
“Yeah. He sent me some stuff that I don’t always feel. It happens. Then he’ll go out of his way to prove you wrong. And he does sometimes… ‘N*gg*s in Paris,’ Pusha added. “You have to have that imagination sometime, and that’s something that I’m learning. I’m so ready to rap and stuff that imagination don’t be kicking in.” (Ask Men)
A couple days ago, the Virginia native announced his album’s long-awaited release date.
“Pusha – T: My Name Is My Name July 16, 2013 G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam #JustKno,” Pusha tweeted April 29th. (Pusha T’s Twitter)
Back in March, he detailed what fans could expect from his first official studio release.
“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.” (MTV Hive)