There are many events in rap history that are either unknown or forgotten, from album releases to deaths to random ass events most of us can't even recall. As an attempt to remember those moments, Complex will share an event that helped shape hip-hop in a sometimes minor, sometimes major way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.
February 11, 2011
Pusha T first rose to fame as one half of the duo Clipse where he rapped alongside his brother Malice (who now goes by No Malice). But after their third album, Till The Casket Drops, was released 2009, Malice took a step back from rapping which left Pusha to pursue a solo career and sign with G.O.O.D. Music in September 2010. A few months later on February 11, 2011, Funkmaster Flex premiered Push's first solo song on Hot 97. The track "My God" was produced by Hit-Boy and served as the lead single to mixtape's Fear of God which dropped a month later. However, Pusha's solo debut album, the excellent My Name Is Name, wouldn't be released until October of last year. Still, "My God" was the first step solo in the snow for Pusha's core to follow.
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