Most fans of HBO’s hit series The Wire know that the title for Pusha T’s debut album My Name Is My Name is derived from a memorable quote from one of the show’s most infamous characters, Marlo Stanfield. Jamie Hector, the Brooklyn actor who portray Marlo on the show recently sat down with The Urban Daily and reveal how he found out about the Virginia MC’s homage and what inspired the line. Hector said he got word of the line’s use by a friend. “I was in California at the time, and I got a text saying ‘Did you hear that Pusha song?’” said Hector. “When I heard that he named the album that, I was like ‘It’s true bruh. Pusha T is your name and that’s what everybody is going to remember, so you have to carry that weight.’ I appreciated it.”
Hector said, in order to help him get in character to deliver that particular monolog the show’s producer gave him a similar scenario to ponder. “If IBM or Apple or any major corporation did not that know their name was being dragged through the mud, they would be pissed off with their employees when they found out, because your name is everything,” he said. “It holds its weight and that’s what brought the intensity for me to do that scene.”
Check out the entire interview, below.