G.O.O.D Music has been home to some of hip-hop’s biggest acts in the past and now boasts acts such as John Legend, Mos Def and Big Sean.
It seems then, that the label is showing no signs of slowing down as just today it was announced that Virginia’s own, Pusha T has been appointed president of the company.
The news comes after it was announced by the “Numbers on the Board” star that he was asked over the phone by Kanye West to step up to the position.
‘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.”
T has stated that he is taking it slow and making sure to learn the ropes of his new day job, however he is feeling confident in his abilities, knowing that he has the trust of Kanye to take the business to the next level.
“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 said. “He respects me as an artist, a really manicured artist.
I’m not out here shooting in the dark, doing any and every thing. When it comes to albums and things like that, I have a very manicured process in which I get to take my time and I think he sorta respects that I get to take my time.
It’s never no pressure simply because I think he looks at me and my other businesses and understands that’s why I have this luxury of time in whether it be my clothing stores, my clothing line, just things like that.
He just notices me and him don’t ever have that type of pressure, tension, producer-artist relationship. I think he respects that a lot and not to mention, ever since I’ve been on G.O.O.D. Music, there’s been a host of artists that I’ve brought to the table, tried to sign, brought to his attention in trying to sign..”
In addition to managing his own rap career and the upcoming release of his album, “King Push”, Pusha will now be managing the label and it’s roster, making sure that albums are being released on time.
He has assured his fans that these new duties will not hinder the progress of any of his own projects.
“You’re talking about four to six months of a conversation and just solidifying it now,” he said. “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.”
“What you’re gonna get from this “King Push” album is something people probably haven’t heard in the past 18 years. I’m just putting it together, aiming for classic material.”