’13 Best Albums #5: Pusha T My Name Is My Name

Written By: @Elliottwilson January 10, 2014 @ 2:00 PM EDT

King Push.

It’s what you all been waiting for it, ain’t it? It was a long road to an album release date since the celebrated Clipse MC signed to G.O.O.D. Music three years ago, but finally Pusha T delivers. Inspired by 90s hip-hop, this album plays like one side of a TDK 90 mins cassette tape. You can almost hear the hisses, my nigga.

Off top, the poignant “King Push” finds the Virginia lyric slinger layin the gauntlet down: “I rap, nigga/About trap niggas/I don’t sing hooks.” Yup, Push leaves that to his professional connects. Chris Brown brings soul to the sinisterly smooth “Sweet Serenade”; Kelly Rowland sashays along with Push’s Ma$e imitation on “Let Me Love You” and even Mr. West gets in the act by humming along in autotune to the haunting “Hold On”.

Deeply rich in lyrical content, MNIMN‘s standouts are truly astounding. With The Dream arming him with harmony, Pusha is “unpolished” and “unapologetic” as he bares his soul on everything from his former manager Tony’s incarceration to his brother Malice getting closer to God on “40 Acres”. “S.N.I.T.C.H.” is equally revealing as Push intricately exposes a friend who informed him that he plans to cooperate with authorities. This is the dark side of the drug trade that few tackle in music. Kudos for that acronym, Skateboard P.

Please pardon the previous releases like “Pain” and make sure My Name Is My Name is blasting out your speakers. This dope didn’t spoil and G.O.O.D. Music is always worth the wait.—YN

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  • ya nice position, good album

    • Dashing28

      Born Sinner at 2? I think it’ll be higher.

    • Public Hairs

      YN loves Jay too much to not have him at #1. However, he stated on Hot 97 he liked NWTS a bit more (after Angela Yee called him on his Jay stanning). So NWTS will be #1 and MCHG will be #2

      • Playboii

        Lightskins gotta stick together I guess. Fuck em.

        • LuckyP757

          lol FUCK EM! that drake aint resonating with too many real niggas

  • Ea sports

    I can dig it good pick

  • Shyne Tyme

    Love this album. It was number one in my opinion. Innovative beats, lyrics, great features. I guess I don’t get this new Drake album.

  • Don’t Make Me Sign In To Post

    Yea this album is dope for sure, solid

  • peezy

    So I think we all can agree that OVO new blogspot will have nwts as number 1-3?

  • Playboii

    Push>drake fuck this lightskin blog bullshit.

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  • LP1087

    I wish I could give a Kanye rant for how this is rank’d….joke

  • fullyautomatic

    King Push on smash…classic

  • NovaKaine

    Pusha deserves more then this