Terrance LeVarr Thornton, better known as Pusha T, released his debut album My Name is My Name on Oct 8, 2013. Released under the GOOD Music and Def Jam labels, Pusha’s solo career was set up from the beginning to be a big success. His musical career predates his solo debut by over two decades, having performed in the Hip-Hop duo, Clipse, since 1992.
My Name is My Nameis a stacked album. It holds production credits from some of modern music most prolific and subversive producers. Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, 88-Keys and Hudson Mohawke are all given production credits on the album, to name a few. On the performance side, the album is just as strong, including features from artists like, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar and Future.
Pusha packs a variety of sounds and moods into his 12 tracks. “Numbers on the Boards” is a traditional upfront and aggressive Pusha track. But he can do soft and slow just as well. “Let Me Love You” featuring Kelly Rowland is a slow jam that shows off Pusha’s creativity and versatility.
The album reached number 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. In the 5 years since, Pusha T has released multiple notable albums, had some pretty notable beef and was even appointed president of GOOD Music.