Pusha T for president. The rapper has been appointed president of G.O.O.D. Music, it was announced today by label founder Kanye West.
According to Billboard, the decision came four months ago following a phone call with West.
“I was flying home and I had just got into my car at the airport,” explained Pusha. “‘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.”
As president, he will oversee the label’s roster including Big Sean, Q-Tip, Teyana Taylor, and Kacy Hill. Also on the agenda is Cruel Summer 2 (“I have that on my mood board”) and his own King Push album. He plans to release music from the latter before the year is over.
“What you’re gonna get from this King Push album is something people probably haven’t heard in the past 18 years,” he said. “I’m just putting it together, aiming for classic material.”
With Pusha as president, the label has big plans for the future. “Just be on the lookout for everything from G.O.O.D. Music and we just about to really take over and show we’re a force in the music game and this culture in general. It’s an artistic bunch over here.”
In addition to his new role at G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha T is co-founder of the streetwear line Play Cloths and is an investor in Mass Appeal. He also is a frequent collaborator with adidas Originals.