Both this song and the album title reference a scene in The Wire
where Marlo Stanfield says, "my name is my name," meaning his name is his reputation and his reputation is everything. "He was just basically saying, 'I am who I am. This is what I got. I stand on my name. I live this,'" Pusha explained to Hip Hop Since 1987
. "And if you know anything about his character, he's young, brash, amongst a lot of heavyweights."
"But he didn't care about any of the past or history," Pusha continued. "He was like, 'Man, I'm out here to get my money at all costs. No rules, no regulations. I'm here to compete.' I just felt like that really embodied my presence in the rap game."