Pusha T’s My Name is My Name (M.N.I.M.N.), officially drops next week, but fans have already been able to hear the “rap album of the year” because Pusha let go the stream following an interaction with a Twitter user.
HotNewHipHop (HNHH) sat down with the G.O.O.D. Music rapper shortly after the incident, where he first talks about how the Myspace stream was never part of the plan, and how an album leak can only be avoided if you’re Kanye West.
“I’ve only seen it happen with ‘Watch the Throne’ and with Kanye albums. Literally they’re like people working overnight because you know, they don’t get the master until he decides to give it to them – which you know, by the time he decides to give it to them, it’s no way it can leak.”
M.N.I.M.N. has many features, but the one HNHH really wanted to focus on was was his Kendrick Lamar featured record, “Nosetalgia.”In our exclusive interview, 1/2 of Clipse says he was not offended by K.Dot’s “Control” verse.
“Control” was a competitive verse – and it was a verse of relevance. It let people know who was on Kendrick’s radar, and there’s nothing wrong with being on his radar, or him being on mine. Rappers have always been competitive.
The interview ended on the root of M.N.I.M.N. – the inspiration behind the title of his album from the popular television series, The Wire. Can you guess who his three favorite characters were? Find out in my exclusive interview.