G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T has announced his long-awaited My Name Is My Name is once again going to suffer a slight setback and not arrive on stores shelves this month.
Pusha acknowledged an unexpected amount of new releases courtesy of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Wale and J. Cole for making him push his LP back a month.
“Nah, nah, it’s not gone drop on the 16th. We gone push it back a month,” Pusha revealed in an interview. “It’s been a lot of music coming out. You got the Ye album, you got the Cole, the Wale. I think Hov’s dropping even on the 4th. We gonna push it back but at the end of the day, I still stand my ground. That’s politics and logistics. My album is the best album of the year.” (Power 88)
The Virginia native also promised fans could expect to hear contributions from Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy on the project.
“Just as far as the production goes, it’s still an all-star cast,” Pusha added. “It’s still Pharrell, it’s still Kanye, it’s still Swizz, it’s still The-Dream, it’s still Nottz. It’s everybody. I mean, you know, as far as my features go, it’s the best of the best. You got Ross, you got Jeezy, you got Kendrick Lamar, Future, Wale, like, everybody is on there. I’m finished with the album.” (Power 88)
He broke the news of the LP’s initial mid-July release date last spring.
“Pusha – T: My Name Is My Name July 16, 2013 G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam #JustKno,” Pusha tweeted April 29. (Pusha T’s Twitter)
A month prior, Pusha detailed what he would deliver on 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)