Rapper Pusha T has taken over the head position as president at G.O.O.D Music, Kanye West‘s own imprint under Def Jam records. The news was explained in an exclusive interview with Billboard, where Pusha explains exactly how and why ‘Ye offered him the job.
“I always look at it as an opportunity to help the team and I think that artistically, me and Kanye have the same vision. He respects me as an artist, a really manicured artist. I’m not out here shooting in the dark, doing any and every thing.”
On the new job, Pusha says, “I just look at capitalising on everything that I feel like G.O.O.D. Music brings to the music industry, our following, and the culture.” He added that he’ll be focusing on, “just really executing all the different avenues of music, art, culture and fashion as well.”
“I think we’ll be getting the best out of [Kanye]” he went on, talking about how he and ‘Ye would manage the new position. “Executive producing projects that come from the label from here on out because he gets to really hone in as a producer. I’ll take care of all the logistics, the rallying of the troops, and so on and so forth. He don’t gotta be producer, A&R, rapper and everything.”
The insightful interview also runs through Pusha’s plans for his own new music, for promoting the upcoming artists on the label, compilation albums and plenty more.
Pusha T, Q-Tip, Big Sean, Hudson Mohawke and more are under the G.O.O.D Music umbrella, along with upcoming artists like Kacy Hill and Teyana Taylor.