Pusha T

Congratulations, Pusha T!

The Virginia rapper has been named the new president of G.O.O.D. Music. The label which falls under the Def Jam umbrella was founded by Kanye West, who has now passed to crown to Pusha T. In an exclusive interview with Billboard Pusha T shared his plans to make the label even better, as well as an update on his own album,King Push.

Check it out out below.

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Pusha T revealed just how Kanye offered him the position of being the G.O.O.D. Music President. He said,

Actually, I was flying home and I had just got into my car at the airport. ‘Ye 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.

He also shared his vision for the label over the next five months:

I just look at capitalizing on everything that I feel like G.O.O.D. Music brings to the music industry, our following, and the culture. First of all, we have incredible artists. It’s definitely about getting those albums out in a very manicured fashion. We have great artistic talent that sort of walk the lines of bringing that excitement back in regards to just the art that goes along with it like DONDA, the merch and things like that. Things that kids are really into these days. You see how fashion takes over and these pop-up shops take over and how the music business is a real touring business now, just the things associated with it. Just building it out to make sure that everybody on the label is really capitalizing off of all the assets that really come with GOOD Music, that we really started, that we’ve really been good at. Just really executing all the different avenues of music, art, culture and fashion as well.

Pusha T also dished that fans can expect new music from him very soon. He revealed that his new position as president would not have an effect on getting his album out. He said,

I got sort of a head start. You’re talking about four to six months of a conversation and just solidifying it now. I’ve been working on the album for a minute in between touring and everything else. I got a head start on the album so we’re good. You’ll be seeing that very shortly.

You can check out the full interview here.

Source Billboard