Pusha T

Sep
25
Behind the Video: Pusha T f/ Chris Brown – ‘Sweet Serenade’

Pusha T

Pusha T lights a bonfire and toasts to the life in the video for his celebratory single “Sweet Serenade” featuring Chris Brown. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper takes MTV News on set as he shoots scenes on the beach at night.

“‘Sweet Serenade,’ it doesn’t sound really sweet, it’s pretty dark, so to capture that, we came and shot on the beach at nighttime,” he said. “It gives it that eery feel, but still soothing.”

He praised his collaborator. “Chris has an edge to him that’s very real,” said Pusha. “He’s a real person, he goes through real situations and I just respect him a lot. I asked him to be on the record and he was 100 percent down with it.”

Pusha’s debut My Name Is My Name arrives Oct. 8 featuring Kendrick Lamar, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and more. “It’s definitely going to be the hip-hop album of the year,” he declared. “It’s the rap album of all rap albums.”

Go behind the scenes of “Sweet Serenade” below.

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Sep
21
New Music: Pusha T – ‘My Name Is My Name’ [Album Snippets]

My Name Is My Name

The streets are calling. On Oct. 8, Pusha T will deliver his long-awaited solo debut My Name Is My Name. The G.O.O.D. Music spitter gives us a taste of what to expect with snippets via iTunes.

The star-studded set includes appearances from Chris Brown, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Jeezy, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, and Future, plus production from Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, The-Dream, Don Cannon, and Joaquin Phoenix (“King Push”).

“I’m so confident in my music, so confident in the product that I made,” Pusha told MTV News. “I told y’all a long time ago: I’ma have the album of the year.”

Did King Push make good on his word? Stream snippets from the album below.

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Sep
16
New Music: Pusha T f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Nosetalgia’

Nosetalgia

Kanye West ranted about Pusha T’s greatness at a listening party in New York last week, and the G.O.O.D. Music MC is proving the hype is real. The Clipse member drops a bomb with “Nosetalgia,” the latest release from his upcoming debut My Name Is My Name, due Oct. 8. He rips apart the Nottz-produced track, while Kendrick once again proves he won’t be outshined.

“I was born in ’87/ My granddaddy a legend/ Now the same shit that ya’ll was smoking is my profession/ Let’s get it,” raps K-Dot.

Other guests on MNIMN include Rick Ross, The-Dream, Jeezy, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Future, Pharrell, and Chris Brown.

Listen to two of hip-hop’s most celebrated MCs spit flames.

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Sep
16
Video: Omarion f/ Pusha T & Fabolous – ‘Know You Better’

Pusha T, Omarion, and Fabolous

Omarion caters to the ladies in the smooth and sensual video for “Know You Better,” a cut off MMG’s Self Made, Vol. 3 compilation.

Maybach Music’s resident crooner flirts with a lady in the streets and takes it to the kitchen for some lovemaking. Pusha and Fab charm their own women and meet up with the R&B heartthrob over a game of poker.

Watch Maybach O get intimate in the Topshelf Junior-directed clip.

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Sep
14
Tracklisting: Pusha T – ‘My Name Is My Name’

My Name Is My Name

Everything is Pusha T. After a few delays, G.O.O.D. Music’s revered MC will finally feed the streets (and stores) with his solo debut My Name Is My Name. The tracklisting for the star-studded set has been revealed via Walmart.

The 12 tracks include appearances from Rick Ross, The-Dream, Jeezy, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Pharrell, and Chris Brown, who guests on the single “Sweet Serenade.”

“I’m so confident in my music, so confident in the product that I made,” Pusha told MTV News. “I told y’all a long time ago: I’ma have the album of the year.”

He also enlisted production from Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, The-Dream, Don Cannon, and actor Joaquin Phoenix, who helmed the opening track “King Push.”

The album arrives Oct. 8. See the tracklisting below.

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Sep
13
Nas Celebrates 40th Birthday with Mariah Carey, Daughter Destiny

Mariah Carey and Nas

Nas kicked off his 40th birthday celebration with some of his closest friends and family in New York City. The hip-hop icon was dapper in a pink tux as he arrived at the black-tie affair, which was held at Avenue on Thursday night. His daughter Destiny and father Olu Dara were among those who joined him at the dinner table.

Mariah Carey, who collaborated with Nas on the remix to “Thank God I Found You,” rocked a sparkly sling over her injured arm as she toasted the birthday boy, while other guests included Pusha T, Melanie Fiona, Jermaine Dupri, Tyson Beckford, and Maino.

“#LifeIsGood right about now. Celebrating my 40th all night with my people,” tweeted Nas, who turns 40 on Saturday.

Guests sipped Hennessy and dined on lobster and strawberry shortcake, while DJ M.O.S. worked the turntables. The Queens MC received some fancy gifts including a Hublot watch and bottle of Hennessy Paradis Imperial.

See more pics from Nas’ festive 40th below.

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Sep
12
Kanye West Delivers Passionate Rant in Support of Pusha T

Kanye West and Pusha T

Pusha T presented his album My Name Is My Name at a listening party in New York last night. Tastemakers, press, and celebrities including Fabolous, Estelle, and Tristan Wilds gathered at Industria Superstudio to hear the Clipse rapper’s long-awaited debut.

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