Pusha T Named President Of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music
Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music has appointed Pusha T to label president today (November 9). The announcement came via press release from Pusha’s spokesperson. The Grammy-nominated veteran MC has released one album with the label, 2013’s My Name Is My Name, after signing in 2010.
Speaking with Billboard, Pusha T revealed getting the offer from Kanye West, as well as his own role. “[Kanye West] had called me and he was like, ‘Tell me something. What do you think about being the president of G.O.O.D. Music?’ And I was like, ‘Well, what are the things that you’re looking for?’ And he was basically just like, to manicure the label, make it profitable and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way.”
A co-founder of The Clipse with brother NoMalice (f/k/a Malice), the Bronx, New York-born, Virginia Beach, Virginia-raised Pusha T has also helped form the Re-Up Gang. He has been signed to Jive, Interscope, and Arista Records previously, through The Neptunes’ Star Trak label. Upon joining G.O.O.D., Push’ worked on compilations, Kanye’s solo works, and Big Sean albums.
G.O.O.D. Music has released numerous platinum and Grammy-winning works in its more than 10 years as a label. At times, the imprint (distributed by Def Jam, Geffen, Sony Red, and others based on artist) has been home to John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, and Consequence. Presently, G.O.O.D. (short for Getting Out Our Dreams) is believed to be home to Yasiin Bey (f/k/a Mos Def), Q-Tip, John Legend, CyHi The Prynce, Big Sean, Mr. Hudson, and Teyana Taylor, among others.
In the Billboard conversation, Pusha T confirmed that the position would not affect his plans to release sophomore studio album, King Push. Claiming he is aiming to make “classic material,” the MC also confirmed that Cruel Summer 2, a compilation, is currently on his executive “mood board.”
Known for his ability to “grind,” do you think Pusha Ton can help raise the profile and album-production for G.O.O.D.?