Pusha T, formerly half of the duo that formed Clipse and now a member of Kanye's GOOD Music crew, recently came out with his solo album My Name Is My Name. It's easily one of, if not the absolute, best rap album of the year. After signing with Kanye's label, Pusha T has shown up to drop a verse on a number of hits, often stealing the stage. This, however, is the first time that he's had the stage largely to himself. The album features beats made mostly by Kanye and an impressive guest list including Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, The Dream, and Chris Brown, but it's clear that this album revolves around Pusha T's aggressively fierce staccato.
I've been wanting to feature this album for a while now, but have been limited by the lack of clean versions/performances. OurDailyPodcast fans might have noticed that the incredible beat from Numbers on the Board has made brief appearances there. While I can only link you to the video for that song, this week brings us another good song from the album, King Push. The opening lyrics seem...appropriate for Baylor Football's performance to date:
This is my time, this is my hour
This is my pain, this is my name, this is my power
If it's my reign, then it's my shower
This pole position, I made a lane cause they blocked ours