King Push just got crowned.
Kanye West, who founded G.O.O.D. Music in 2004, has named Pusha T president of the Def Jam imprint. The decision, deliberated for a steady four months, was finally confirmed by a phone call from ‘Ye.
According to Billboard, Pusha’s role will be to “manicure the label, make it profitable and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way.”
There’s no doubt Pusha T will carry the torch and keep it lit during his reign. Already it seems like he’s got some big plans. A Cruel Summer 2 in the works maybe?
“Me and the rest of the artists on G.O.O.D. are really a phone call away and we’re really dialed into the music aspect of it as well,” says Pusha T of his label mates. “It’s not a hard process and it’s gonna be cool to collaborate with my peers and then come to ‘Ye as an executive producer and be like, ‘Look at this fresh ass shit we got here.’”
The label’s current signees include CyHi The Prynce, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, Kacy Hill and Q-Tip among others. Push’s longtime manager Steve Victor will also be joining him as A&R.
As for his long-awaited King Push album, he’s still “just putting it together” as he aims for “classic material.”
“F’real, what you’re gonna get from this King Push album is something people probably haven’t heard in the past 18 years.”