With Coachella festival now in full swing with some of today’s best artists all in one place, we’re sure to be getting some exclusive news, with todays quota being filled by Pusha T. The Virginia-hailing rapper sat down with FUSE tv to dish some dirt on his upcoming LP My Name Is My Name, plus collaborations and album influences.
Opening up about what we can expect from his new project, Pusha lists some major influences of what sounds he wants to combine in making his new album. The extensive list of names runs from RZA production to Biggie lyricism, also noting that he quite surprisingly wants to include some smooth R&B sounds.
“R&B is a major part of my black music experience,” he explains. “It makes for great music in the club.”
Influences aside, Pusha talks more about some concrete names of who he’s enlisted to work on on the album. On the production side, a long list of huge names were given including label boss Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, The Dream, Rico Beatz, Nottz, Swizz Beatz, G.O.O.D Music signee Hudson Mohawke, and “Numbers On The Boards” producer Don Cannon.
Features come courtesy of Rick Ross, Future, Ab-Liva and the Re-Up Gang, Kanye, 2 Chainz and man of the moment Kendrick Lamar. With word of two mighty rhymers like Pusha and Kendrick on a track together, Pusha was poked and prodded for more info but he didn’t give much away about what’s likely to be the most anticipated track of the album.
All he would say was, “Nottz did the beat… Imma leave it at that. I don’t even wanna go too far into it.”
With most of the album complete, he’ll be heading off to France to work on the finishing touches with ‘Ye. “I’m actually going to Paris on the 14th, until the 19th. Me and ‘Ye are gonna trim the fat off the album and I’ll probably be giving you a [release] date sometime this week.”
Watch the full interview below.