Pusha T Explains ‘MNIMN’ Album Push Back; Says ‘Cruel Summer’ Sequel Not Happening
“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.”
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.