Charts Don't Lie: October 20
This week everyone's favorite dope boy Pusha T finally made his Charts debut, with My Name Is My Name. The album, which has been praised highly by most, managed a #4 debut, selling on the lower-end of the projected amount, with 75k. While it's solid numbers for a rapper who's been in the underground for most of his career, what does it say about those supporting 'real rap'? That there aren't that many?
First Week Sales For Pusha T, Danny Brown & Miley Cyrus
This week's numbers are in, some more impressive than others. Pusha T's long-awaited debut, My Name Is My Name came in just under expectations, but still managed to put some "Numbers On The Boards" with 74,610 units, though unfortunately not enough to edge Drake out of the number 3 spot.
Origins: Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name"
Pusha T said in an interview that he had the best album of the year. On top of that he said that he had the best production. The audience rating on our site's review of this album at an outstanding 93%.
First Week Sales Projections For Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name"
The projections have arrived for Pusha T's new album My Name Is My Name. Pusha estimated in a previous interview he'd do 100k, although he said he wouldn't be disappointed if he did less-- which is a good thing 'cause it looks like he won't quite reach 100,000. Pusha T's album is on course to sell 75-80k opening week, which hopefully will get him a spot in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Danny Brown's Old dropped the same day as Pusha, but we don't have projections for that LP yet.
Pusha T Talks On Saying He Has Album Of The Year, Kelly Rowland Rumors & "S.N.I.T.C.H"
With Pusha T's new album My Name Is My Name finally on shelves and the internet, the rapper visited the Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 to continue promoting the LP. Pusha has been saying for awhile now that he has the best album of the year, and during his interview he talks about the bold claim. The Virginia native also speaks on rumors that he's smashing Kelly Rowland, and gives us the background story to his record that closes out the album, "S.N.I.T.C.H"
Review: Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name"
Although he’s been in the rap game since the early '90s, Pusha T had yet to release a studio solo album. Until now. As one-half of the Clipse with his brother (now) No Malice, Push saw his popularity rise with their hit single “Grindin.” Three albums and 16 years later, Push, real name Terrence Thornton and his brother parted ways musically to work on their solo careers.
Pusha T Talks On How His Lifestyle & Opinions Are Different Than Kanye West
Pusha T is gearing up for a big week, with the official release of My Name Is My Name tomorrow. The rapper's debut solo effort has been a long time in the making, from the first announcement that the album was coming, to the many delays that the fans experienced. Nonetheless, Pusha was adamant that his "dope does not spoil."
Pusha T Talks On Attempting To Prevent "MNIMN" Leak & Kendrick Lamar
Pusha T's album My Name Is My Name officially drops next week, but fans have already been able to hear the "rap album of the year" because Pusha let go an album stream a few days ago. As we initially reported, Pusha T let go the stream following an interaction with a Twitter user who threatened to leak the LP.
Top Tracks Of The Week: Sept 23-29
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Danny Brown, Justin Timberlake, ScHoolBoy Q and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
Joaquin Phoenix Says He Did Not Produce Pusha T's "King Push" [Update: Pusha T Explains]
In unfortunate news, it has come out that Joaquin Phoenix did not contribute any production to Pusha T's "King Push," or anywhere else on the album for that matter. While the actor did play a role in supplying the rapper with the beat, it seems that the idea that he was artistically involved was the result of a misunderstanding.
Full Album Stream For Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name"
Pusha T isn't delaying his album My Name Is My Name anymore, with a release date of October 8th set. The rapper is setting high expectations for the solo debut, calling MNIMN the album of the year in many interviews.
Pusha T Talks "King Push," Dismisses "Coke Rap" Label
Anyone who has followed Pusha T's career knows that the man has a knack for drug dealing metaphors and similes. His latest track "King Push," is no different, and while Push is confident he's the best one doing his particular brand of street rap, he's also careful to dodge certain labels.
Top Tracks Of The Week: Sept. 16-22
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Drake, Rick Ross, Pusha T and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
Kanye West Talks Pushing Boundaries In Music, His Rants & Rap Culture
Kanye West's Yeezus may be not be performing too well on the charts, but nonetheless the album evoked strong sentiments from people, whether it's hatred or love, it seems like that's what 'Ye was going for. Although some fans took the album as misstep for Kanye, who has an extremely solid history of albums, the rapper says during the first part of his lengthy interview with Zane Lowe that he's not here to making your listening easy.
Album Snippets For Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name"
The release date for Pusha T’s upcoming album, My Name Is My Name, is quickly approaching. Today, pre-orders were made available through iTunes which provided a healthy snippet of each record.
Lyrics Of The Week: September 13-19
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked (with the exception of Drake's poesy). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.
Pusha T Talks On Kanye West's Rant At His Listening Party
During Pusha T's album release party, his G.O.O.D. Music head honcho decided to speak loudly into the mic about Pusha T and all he's done for hip-hop music. 'Ye admitted to being a little loose off that goose, and the heat-felt rant was caught on tape, and as per usual when anything Kanye says is caught on tape, it circulated widely the next day.
Single Art For Pusha T's "Nosetalgia" With Kendrick Lamar Revealed
Last week we heard about a collaboration from Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar off the former's upcoming album My Name Is My Name. Today we get the cover art for the highly anticipated single. Def Jam says the song is coming soon, the album drops on October 8th. Peep the art in the gallery above.
Pusha T Reveals "My Name Is My Name" Album Cover [Update: Official Tracklist Revealed]
Pusha T's My Name Is My Name got it's official radio single earlier in the week, and now Push has revealed the official artwork for the effort. Both the original and deluxe edition covers have been unveiled (though it's not completely clear which is which). The art is very much in line with the rest of his single covers, and appears to be another DONDA creation. View the two covers in the gallery above.
Pusha T Says Lil Wayne's "Dedication 5" Is "Trash"
Right around the time Lil Wayne's Dedication 5 dropped, Pusha T tweeted out a message that seemed to be directed at Wayne. “I think it’s safe to say, you really lost it…” read the Tweet, and was apparently clear enough for Young Money rapper Jae Millz to respond. In an interview with DJ Envy, Pusha finally clarified what the tweet meant, as well as touching on his work with Kanye West, and the possibility of a new Clipse album.