What a diverse run for rap these past two weeks: Drake's Nothing Was the Same, Danny Brown's Old, and now this, Pusha T's My Name Is My Name, the "hardest" of the trio and the most lyrically mature. Much of this album has already hit the Internet—there's been not-so-quiet whispering that Pusha was less than pleased about the months of pushbacks from label Def Jam—but after a string of guest appearances and free mixtapes, it's a big day for the not-so-young artist.
"Pain," "King Pusha," and "Numbers on the Boards" may cause you to punch through brick walls, but "Nosetalgia" is my pick for song of the album. Kendrick joins in for an ode to familiar lyrical territory—crack cocaine—done super creatively. Other guest spots: Pharrell, Rick Ross, Kelly Rowland, Future, 2 Chainz, The-Dream, and Kanye West. Production is handled Kanye, Pharrell, The-Dream, Swizz Beatz, and Hudson Mohawke.