We all know Pusha T has bars for days, but his new gig is of the executive, rather than artist, nature. The Virginia rapper has been appointed President of G.O.O.D. Music Records by Kanye West.
The announcement was made today (Nov. 9). Billboard magazine spoke to Push A Ton about how he landed the new position at the label, where his longtime manager, Steven Victor, will also serve as an A&R.
“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?’,” he told Billboard. “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.
Push also says he definitely has a new G.O.O.D. Music compilation on his “mood board” and spoke on his plans over the coming 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,” he said. “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… 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.”
Congratulations to Pusha T. We still need a Clipse and Re-Up Gang album, though.