Virginia rapper Pusha T may currently be in the middle of an on-again, off-again lyrical feud with fellow spitter Lil Wayne, but that doesn’t mean The Clipse emcee isn’t a fan of Weezy’s music. During a recent interview with DJ Drama on Atlanta’s HOT 107.9, Pusha T revealed that while he’s not a fan of Lil Wayne’s new material he has several of the Young Money founder’s past mixtapes. Pusha T even went on to give kudos to Drake during the interview which was posted on NahRight.com. “Nah, I don’t like Wayne music,” Pusha T revealed.” Right now, it’s not good. And you’re talking about somebody who got Carter II, III. I got mixtapes…I’m not into the new stuff. Drake be rhyming. He busting. He be getting busy.” Later in the interview, Pusha T spoke on G.O.O.D. Music collaborator 2 Chainz and how he found himself motivated by the rapper’s tremendous success in 2012.“To be totally honest, I gotta really say that 2 Chainz was a big motivation for me,” said Pusha T. “Straight up. To even watch what he was doing and to watch how he just took a hold of the game. A lot of his music it was just about hustle. He had records; he had three to four records in the club at any given point in time in 2012. And just to watch that blossom…I took that spirit, I took that motivation, and I really appreciate him for that.” via:hiphopdx
Brand new visuals from Fabolous‘ latest mixtape release The S.O.U.L Tape 2. For the official video for “Life Is So Exciting”, Loso‘s collaborative cut with the G.O.O.D Music signed Clipse member Pusha T, the pair hit the Art Basel Miami Beach celebrations earlier this month in Florida with director Jon J for this monochromatic visuals giving a peek at their ‘So exciting’ life.
Earlier this week, Pusha T revealed that his solo debut on G.O.O.D. Music would be titled My Name is My Name. In a recent interview with HipHopSince1987, Pusha explained his title choice. “Basically, I was trying to pick a title that embodied who I am as an artist…and I wanted people to understand that Pusha is everything that I really, really am.” Pusha elaborated on the source of inspiration for his album title. “Actually, it’s a line in ‘Pain’ where I actually say ‘My name is my name.’ And of course, that line comes from Marlo Stanfield in the series ‘The Wire.’ It’s one of the more prominent catch phrases he said during the end of that series.”
“He was just basically saying, ‘I am who I am. This is what I got. I stand on my name. I live this,’” he explained. “And if you know anything about his character, he’s young, brash, amongst a lot of heavyweights. But he didn’t care about any of the past or history. He was like, ‘Man, I’m out here to get my money at all costs. No rules, no regulations. I’m here to compete.’ I just felt like that really embodied my presence in the Rap game.