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Pusha T Explains 'MNIMN' Album Push Back; Says 'Cruel Summer' Sequel Not Happening

(AllHipHop News) “My album is the best album of the year,” said Pusha T during an interview with Power 98‘s Danny Diaz last week. Pusha’s My Name Is My Name was scheduled to drop July 16th, but the G.O.O.D. Music member explains the crowded summer of Hip Hop releases has pushed the LP back to next month.

“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,” says Pusha. “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.”

While the Virgina native is confident in the quality of his debut LP, there is one rumored project that he reveals will not be happening anytime soon.

“We’re not doing the Cruel Winter album or the Cruel Summer sequel. There are too many projects we got going on,” says Pusha. “You got the Yeezus album. You got the Hall of Fame coming from [Big] Sean. You got my project My Name Is My Name. You got the 2 Chainz project… I mean, you even have Common coming. At this time right now, we’re not working on no compilations.”

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Before Big Sean and 2 Chainz release their respective projects, the two fellow G.O.O.D. affiliates teamed up with Pusha for his latest single “Who I Am”. According to Push, he actually jacked the track from his boss Kanye.

“I had to really fight and steal this record from Ye. I heard the record and I loved it, and he called and told me he wasn’t going to be able to give me the record,” admitted Pusha. “I ran in the studio real quick and laid a verse to it. I was like, ‘Man nah, this is my record already. I already rapped to it. What are you talking about?’ We just went back and forth, and he ended up giving me the record.”

Some other big names like Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, and Kendrick Lamar will also appear on My Name Is My Name, but do not expect to hear his brother Malice on the album. Pusha does leave the door open to reconnect with his Clipse partner in the future.

“The Clipse brand is a very special brand to me, so if we’re not doing Clipse music as a whole, then I’m not going to cheat anybody by just doing little one-offs here and there. That’s a whole other separate thing,” said Pusha. He did say that a Clipse reunion project is “definitely” happening soon.

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Listen to Pusha T’s “Who I Am” featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean below.

  • This guy is kinda nice, but to put his name next to Kanye, Jay-Z and other legends is just pointless……..His resume is not long enough to be mentioned in the same sentence as those mentioned above.

  • junj03

    Dude is nice but one thing he needs to do is switch up his subject matter, that “coke rap” he does gets tiring after awhile.

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    boy please it don’t matter when u put this out it still aint going to sell. it will be good for me, ill purchase it from the store but stop frontin acting like if it goes this month or next like its going to make a difference in sales…..You had no #promotion & im a fan saying this. keeping it 100 unlike most that will respond to my comment!

    • Ronald Allen Booher

      When you drop always makes a difference. There’s a huge difference between 60 and 80 thousand.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        pusha maybe 150K sold all time for this new album. so it aint making no difference. sorry!

  • Montezuma1

    I like Pusha T. The boy has skills. Problem is he has no chance whatsoever of dominating. He and his content are passé. He doesn’t get the proper promotion and even if he does it may not matter at this point. I hope he keeps eating and saving. Plan your exit strategy homie. The braids, the drug rap, etc. are so last decade. It’s a “wrap.”

    • Casor_Greener

      True Indeed

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  • WillVetterGoodin

    Give dude some subject matter, and I might cop. gfo w all that album of the year tho, he can still try but smh with those garbage ass drug lyrics.

  • ile315r

    If he fought that hard for the record they could’ve went harder than that…

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  • Trinity Washington

    Im sorry, if your a dope rapper you can be redundant. Biggie was very one dimensional. This nigga cold with them words. Yall need to catch up.