Reason #3: Pusha T made sure that My Name Is My Name had a very clear sound and direction and wasn't all over the place.
We can't say for sure. But we're willing to bet that, over the past three years, Pusha recorded dozens, if not hundreds, of songs for his solo album. Even if he only recorded one song a week, that's still 150 songs or so. But despite having all of those tracks at his disposal, he did a great job of singling out 12 songs that work well together. Further, he didn't try to cater to 12 different audiences with the 12 songs. Instead, he created the same kinds of songs you would expect him to create—extremely lyrical street anthems with dark, brooding themes—but used different approaches and productions to keep them fresh. That's difficult to do, but Pusha nailed it.
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