Deep down we all wanna be like Pusha T, buy another Rolex, pop another band, sell dope forever. Well maybe hustling isn’t your cup of tea, but Pusha’s newly released track “Who I Am” definitely should be. His upcoming album, My Name Is My Name is due out this July, and he’s not holding back anymore. The WWF-like boasting is at an all time high, and rightly so for the G.O.O.D. music veteran, his raw street style has been overlooked for far too long. Readers beware, Pusha T will make his imprint on the game in a big way this summer.
“Who I Am” sees a trio of G.O.O.D. label talent, featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean on the track. Pusha’s rugged flows contrast well with Chainz’s playful punchlines, and Big Sean spits his best “Detroit Player-esque” raps. These three spark up nostalgia reminiscent of none other than the Wu-Tang greats of Ghost, Rae, and Meth. Not to compare, but the way each artist’s content compliments the other’s is hard to come by now a days.
The Mano and Yeezy produced track samples ESG’s “UFO,” a very popular track to loop, saying the least. Pusha joins the extensive list of rappers to bless this sample on a track, the ranks of Big L, Raekwon, MF Doom, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy, and N.W.A, to name a few.
They said be all you can be? Do you Pusha, cause it’s working!