Welp, this track got a little less fun. Joaquin Phoenix disclaimed to XXL today that he had no part in producing the record for the intro track to MNIMN, stating,
"While it was widely reported that Pusha T used my beat and that I produced his song, I can’t take any credit. A friend’s son played me his music, and all I did was make an introduction to Kanye’s camp."
- Joaquin Phoenix
Kinda feels like a poor game of "Telephone", no?
Dah well. The track is easily an ear-catcher, no matter who produced it. It should be interesting to read the liner notes in a few days on October 8th. The video, released this last week, can be seen above. The most badass Pusha T GIF from the video can be seen below.
Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash, and now producing for Pusha T
In a crossover you most certainly wouldn't expect, Joaquin Phoenix is slated to produce on Pusha T's upcoming album, My Name Is My Name. Push revealed such in a new interview with VIBE:
“When I turned [the album] in June, [Kanye] gave me probably two or three new beats,” said Push. “One of those beats was from Joaquin Phoenix, and it’s probably gonna be … I want it to be the intro to my album.”
Jury's out on whether this collab will be a good one til we hear it of course. But the superstar actor should add even more intrigue to My Name Is My Name.